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Express Everest Base Camp Trekking

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Highlights
  • Exploring the foothills of the highest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest [8,848 meters/ 29,028 feet]
  • Exhilarating flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, catching the incredible aerial views of the Himalayan massifs
  • Popular vantage viewpoint of the Khumbu region, Kalapathhar [5,643 meters/ 18,513 feet]
  • Highest base camp adventure in the entire world, Everest Base Camp Trek [5,364 meters/ 17,598 feet]
  • Exploration of the rich bio-diversity of the Sagarmatha National Park
  • Breathtaking panorama views of the Himalayan massifs like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Island Peak, Lobuche and surrounding peaks
  • World’s highest glacier, Khumbu Glacier [4,900 meters/ 16,076 feet]
  • Spiritual hub of the Khumbu region, Tengboche Monastery
  • Warm hospitality, fascinating culture, and traditions of the Tibetan culture influenced Sherpa settlements

On world highest Mt. Everest with sweeping panorama of Khumbu ice falls and glaciers.

Express Everest Base Camp Trekking is one of the most exciting Himalayan adventures that takes you to the foothills of the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest [8,848 meters/ 29,028 feet]. Every trekking enthusiast all over the world has dreamed of conquering the highest base camp adventure in the world, Everest Base Camp [5,364 meters/ 17,598 feet] at least once in a lifetime. Besides the enthralling natural prospects, you will also get the opportunity to experience the unique high-altitude culture, traditions, lifestyle, and hospitality of the daring Sherpa communities that have dominated the mountaineering industry.

Your Express Everest Base Camp Trekking will also include a sightseeing day of the UNESCO World Heritage in Kathmandu. So, overall this classical trekking package will introduce you to the deep-rooted culture in the capital valley, the most iconic views of the Himalayan vistas, diverse landscapes from lush forests to glacial moraines, charming Himlayan settlements, and the endangered flora and fauna of the Sagarmatha National Park (est 1976). So, if you are looking for the most fulfilling Himalayan trekking adventure that has it all, this mainstream trekking adventure is the most ideal package for you.

Best Season for Express Everest Base Camp Trekking

Everest Base Camp Trekking Without Lukla Flight

Although the Mount Everest base Camp Trek is a year-round adventure, the ideal period for this epic Himalayan adventure is considered to be during the autumn and spring seasons. Known as the peak seasons, both spring and autumn provide the most favorable climatic conditions for an immersive and memorable trekking experience.

However, even among the peak seasons, the autumn season, in particular, is considered to be the best season for outdoor adventures due to its mild temperatures. The temperature of the Everest region averages around 12°C to 18°C during the months of this season, so you can expect cool and chilly morning and evening breezes to accompany your day-to-day trekking adventures. Similarly, due to low precipitation, the days are clear, and you can enjoy the unobstructed clear views of the Himalayan vistas.

As for the spring, although it is slightly warmer than autumn, with the temperatures hovering around 15°C to 22°C, you can expect a comfortable experience even at the alpine altitudes. Similarly, the stunning visual of the blooming season, clear mountain views, lush landscapes, and the wildlife exploration of the Sagarmatha National Park add magic to trekking adventure in this season.

What is the Difficulty Level of the Everest Trek?

Everest Base Camp Trekking 14 Days

Everest Trek is the highest base camp adventure in the world that explores the foothills of the tallest snow-clad figurine in the world. Doing this is trek is a lifelong dream of every trekking enthusiast, so, if you are wondering what is the difficulty level of this classical Himalayan adventure, rest assured, Mount Everest Base Camp Trek has been graded as a ‘moderate’ trekking expedition. It means that you won’t need any kind of technical skills or mountaineering skills to participate in this Himalayan exploration, although having experience will be helpful.

One of the most significant challenges of this adventure is the altitude gain, starting your adventure at Lukla (2,820 meters), you will overcome high elevation points like Namche (3,440 meters), Dingboche (4,340 meters), Lobuche (4,960 meters), Gorakshep (5,164 meters), Everest Base Camp (5,364 meters) and Kalapatthar (5,643 meters). Similarly, you will cover an approximate trekking distance of 130 km (80 miles), around 12 km (7.4 miles) during each day adventure. So, considering these factors and the average trekking distance of 6-7 hours during each day of your adventure, you should prepare for the trek.

Training and Preparation

If you want to have a comfortable experience during your Express Everest Base Camp Trekking, making efforts in your preparation part is a crucial factor. You are recommended to train at least 4-6 weeks prior to your trekking adventure, as this way, your body will get accustomed to the physical activities even if you are not that physically active. If you are an athlete or work out routinely, you can set the training period according to your needs.

As you will be covering long hours of trekking at rising altitudes, carrying your back on top of it, it is recommended that you should emphasize strength and endurance training. Similarly, cardiovascular exercises boost your stamina stock and help you acclimatize properly to the rising altitudes. Here are some recommended exercises that you can include in your training and preparation.

Strength and Endurance Exercises: Plank, push up, pull up, lunges, squat, deadlift, bicep curls, dips, overhead press, leg press, calf raise, etc

Cardiovascular Exercises: Running, squat jumps, burpees, dancing, rowing, rope jumping, aerobics, cardio, swimming, etc.

Food and Accommodation

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Express Everest Base Camp Trekking is a mainstream trekking route in Nepal, so during your exploration, you can expect a good level of food and accommodation services. The trails of this iconic Himalayan adventure also offer you the opportunity to explore the diverse and delightful cuisines. From tasty regional dishes to Tibetan- Indian culture-inspired dishes, and some of the star international dishes with Nepali touches, the food palate exploration is limitless during this trekking adventure.

For food, you can expect the following menus at the tea houses along your trekking route (both vegetarian and vegan options are also available):

For Breakfast: For breakfast, you can expect light meals like eggs, Tibetan bread, toast, or bread with jam, honey, and butter. Similarly, chapati, paratha, muesli, pudding, oatmeal, cornflakes, pancakes, etc, are some of the star breakfast dishes.

For Lunch and Dinner: As for lunch and dinner, you can expect a wide variety of menus like dal bhat tarkari (traditional dish comprised of steamed rice, lentil soup, vegetables, and pickles), thakali khana set, dhindo, gundruk, momo, chowmein, pizza, sandwich, steak, spring roll, shyaphale, thukpa, rildok, etc

**Note: As Express Base Camp Trekking is a services-oriented package, you will have to pay for all food expenses by yourself during the trek**

Accommodation

As this is a mainstream trekking route in the country, the accommodation facilities are also well-developed. You can expect a moderate to luxurious level of accommodation and other related amenities during this Himalayan exploration. In your most standard trekking package, you will rest in a well-furnished room with two to three adjacent beds. The beds are equipped with comfortable mattresses and clean sheets, and you will also receive pillows and warm blankets during your stay.

Similarly, like your accommodation, in your regular package, you will use the bathroom on a shared basis. The bathroom facilities at the lower region are in Western style and well-developed, while there are traditional-style bathrooms at the higher altitudes. You can upgrade your package to luxurious for a more personalized experience.

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Itinerary

On the first day of your Mount Everest Base Camp Trek, our representative will receive you at the airport terminal upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). From there, you will be transferred to your respective hotel. After getting enough rest, then you will visit our office, where you will meet the rest of the team and crew members. Your guide will also brief you about the overall trekking adventure.

In the evening, we will also host a welcome dinner to celebrate the start of your iconic adventure and our partnership. You will rest tonight at a star hotel in Kathmandu.

    This is another exciting day’s adventure today; you will explore some of the most significant religious and cultural sites on this day’s adventure. Kathmandu alone boasts 7 World UNESCO Heritage Sites in the country. Although it is not possible to explore all of them in a single day, you will visit only a selective.

    If you haven’t completed shopping for your trekking adventure, you can use this day to buy or rent gear at Kathmandu. You will have another night at a star hotel in Kathmandu preparing for the exciting adventure starting tomorrow.

      Elevation Gain: 1,420 meters/ 4,658 feet

      Flight Duration: 35 minutes

      Trek Duration: 4 hours

      Today, you will take an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Lukla from the domestic terminal of the TIA. This cross-valley scenic short flight will offer you incredible views of the Himalayan massifs and the lush valley down below. After landing at Lukla, you will meet the rest of the crew and start your preparation for the second part of this day’s adventure.

      Starting your trekking adventure from Lukla, you will move past the Chauri Kharka Village and descend along the trail to the banks of the Dudh Koshi River. Moving further along the bank of the river on your trekking trail, you will traverse Kyangma Village and Cheplung Village. You will cross a suspension bridge during the last stretch to Ghat before finally reaching Phakding. This will be your resting destination tonight.

        Elevation Gain: 795 meters/ 2,608 feet

        Trek Duration: 6 hours

        Continuing further with your trekking adventure, after breakfast, you will leave the charming village of Phakding behind and head toward the popular Sherpa capital, Namche Bazaar. On this day’s trekking adventure, you will again follow the trail alongside the Dudh Koshi River and cross several suspension bridges, passing TokoTok and Bhenkar to reach Monjo, the checkpoint of the Sagarmatha National Park.

        After getting your permit checked here, you will move alongside the banks of the Dudh Koshi River again and arrive at Jorsale. You will take a short breather here, and the steep uphill climbing section from here will lead you to Namche. On this day’s trek, you will be able to catch the first glimpse of the highest peak in the world, Mt. Everest.

          As you have ascended over a significant altitude by Day 5, this will be an acclimatization day in your Express Everest Base Camp Trekking. As physical activities are recommended for an effective acclimatization process, you can do some short hikes to the popular highlights of the Namche bazaar like Everest View Hotel, Syangboche Airport, Thame, Kunde, and Khumjung Villages. From the vantage point of this vibrant Sherpa capital, you will be able to enjoy the incredible views of the Himalayan peaks like Everest, Thamserku, Ama Dablam, Kongde Ri, Lhotse, and other adjacent peaks.

          You can use the rest of the day to explore around Namche, checking out the high Himalayan cultures, traditions, and lifestyle. If you are lucky, you might also get a chance to experience the haat bazaar ‘Weekly Market’ that takes place every Saturday.

            Elevation Gain: 440 metres/ 1,443 feet

            Trek Duration: 5 hours

            This day’s trekking adventure will take you to the hidden gem of the Khumbu region, Photse Village. Following the gradually inclining trails from Namche Bazaar, instead of moving along the mainstream route to Tengboche, you will traverse across Mong La and descend down to Phortse Tenga. From here, you will move along the trails of the Dudh Koshi River and cross the river, moving along with an uphill section to reach the Phortse Village. From this hidden village, you can catch incredible views of the Himalayan vistas and alpine woods.

            Generally, trekkers who are doing the Gokyo Lake Trek make their stop at the Phortse Tenga before continuing with their journey. As this village doesn’t receive much of the mainstream traffic, you will rest tonight at pretty basic teahouses, but the views of Everest and other surrounding peaks from here are breathtaking.

              Elevation Gain: 460 meters/ 1,509 feet

              Trek Duration: 6 hours

              Leaving the hidden village of Khumbu region behind, after breakfast, you will join the mainstream Express Everest Base Camp Trekking route. Following the rocky trails alongside the Imjatse River, you will enjoy the views of Tengboche Monastery on the opposite side of the river as you move along your trekking route. Proceeding further with this day’s trekking adventure, you will traverse across the Pangboche Village, the last permanent settlement en route to the Everest base Camp Trekking route.

              Moving further with your trekking route, you will then reach Somare and head toward Orsho; from here, you will follow the left trail heading toward Pheriche. You will cross a suspension during the last leg to arrive at Dingboche. This high-altitude settlement is also known as the ‘summer valley,’ and you can see the farmlands surrounded by stone fences to protect them from high-altitude winds and grazing animals. You will also be able to enjoy the breathtaking views of Ama Dabllam, Island Peak, Lhotse, Lobuhce, and other surrounding peaks from this village.

                As you have ascended a significant altitude of over 4,000 meters, Day 8 in your express Everest Base Camp Trekking will be the second acclimatization day. Like your first acclimatization day, you will do some short hikes around the region to acclimatize properly to the rising altitude. Hiking to Nagarjuna Hill, Nangkastshang, and Chukkung Valley are some of the most popular hiking destinations among trekkers in Dingboche. From the vantage point of this high-altitude settlement, you will be able to catch the most stunning views of the Himalayan Peaks like Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thmserku, Makalu, Lhotse and Imja Glacier.

                For the rest of the day, you can just stroll around the village, checking out their lifestyle and culture. Overnight stay at the teahouse in Dingboche.

                  Elevation Gain: 620 meters/ 2,034 feet

                  Trek Duration: 5 hours

                  Continuing further with your trekking adventure, today, you will ascend to even higher altitudes. Enjoying the incredible views of Pumori, Lobuche, and Nuprtse, you will trek on your ascending route above the Pheriche Village and push for the Thukla Village. As you move past Thukla, you will reach Thukla Pass, the memorial ground for the mountaineers who lost their lives during the Everest expedition.

                  Then, from here, your path continues alongside the glacial moraines of the Khumbu Glacier as you reach Lobuhce. Your journey this close to the Himalayas will reward you with panoramic views of the Khumbutse, Mahalangur, and Lingtren as you settle in for the night at Lobuche.

                    Elevation Gain: 404 meters/ 1,325 feet

                    Trek Duration: 7 hours

                    It’s an exciting day’s trekking adventure today; you will move to the main highlight of this trekking adventure on this day. Following the lateral moraines of the Khumbu Glacier, during the first leg of this day’s trekking adventure, you will head toward Gorakshep Village, the last human settlement before Everest Base Camp. You will take a break here, leave your luggage behind at your teahouse, and continue your journey toward the base camp.

                    At the Everest Base Camp, you will be able to relish the magnificent beauty of the surrounding peaks, Khumbu Glacier and Khumbu Icefall. After taking pictures and enjoying the Himalayan ambiance to your heart’s content, then you will trek back to Gorakshep for an overnight stay.

                      Elevation Gain: 479 meters/ 1,571 feet

                      Trek Duration: 6 hours

                      It is said that no adventure in the Khumbu region is complete without the hike to the vantage point of the valley. So, leaving Gorakshep behind on this day, you will do an early morning hike to Kalapatthar to enjoy the magical sunrise views. From this highest vantage point of this adventure, you will able to enjoy the 360° panoramic views of the Himalayan giants like Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Khumbutse, Lingtren, Ama Dablam and other adjacent peaks.

                      Then, after enjoying the incredible views of the Himalayan massifs from this vantage point, you will head back to Gorashep for breakfast. For the second part of this day’s adventure, you will follow the descending trail across Lobuche and Thukla to reach Pheriche, your resting destination tonight.

                        Elevation Loss: 610 meters/ 2,001 feet

                        Trek Duration: 6 hours

                        Continuing with your descending trail on this day’s adventure, after breakfast, you will head down to Kyang-Jima from Pheriche. Thai day’s trek will re-introduce you to the lush greenery of the Khumbu region as you enter the tree line. You will first push for Tengboche and visit the Tengboche Monastery, the spiritual epicenter of the Khumbu region. Then, trekking past the Sansa Village, you will move along the wide-wining path to reach Kyang-Jima, your resting destination on this day’s adventure. You will have an overnight stay here, enjoying the magnificent views of Ama Dablam and other adjacent peaks.

                          Elevation Loss: 770 meters/ 2,526 feet

                          Trek Duration: 5 hours

                          On this day’s trekking adventure, you will retrace your steps back to the Sherpa capital, Namche Bazaar. Moving along the steep forested areas beyond Kyang-Jima. You will first head toward Namche; from here, you will follow the steep descending trail that leads you to the riverbed of the Dudh Koshi River. After crossing the suspension bridge over the river twice, you will trek past Jorsale and exit the Sagarmatha National Park; the gradual ascend during the last leg of this day’s adventure will then lead you to Monjo.

                            Elevation Loss: 60 meters/ 196 feet

                            Trek Duration: 4 hours

                            This is the final day’s trekking adventure in your Express Everest Base Camp Trekking; after breakfast, you will trek past the airstrip at Chauri Kharka during the first leg. Then, you will join the lush rhododendron, pine, and oak forested area after switching from the trails with praying wheels, chortens, and mani walls. On this day’s scenic trekking adventure, you will also trek past the charming villages of Chopling and Phakding to finally arrive at Lukla. Enjoying the pristine views of the Kusum Kangurur, you will settle in for the night at this last Himalayan stop of your return journey.

                              Elevation Loss: 1,420 meters/ 4,658 feet

                              Flight Duration: 35 minutes

                              After breakfast, you will board a morning flight from Tenzing and Hillary Airport at Lukla, heading toward Kathmandu. Flying over the lush hills, crusading rivers, and waterfalls, you will also enjoy the spectacular views of the Himalayan vistas as you make your way back to the capital. Upon arriving at Kathmandu, you will be transported back to your respective hotels, and you will have a leisure day for the remaining part.

                              You can stroll around the popular highlights of Kathmandu and go shopping for souvenirs to remember your remarkable Himalayan journey. You can visit cultural sites or famous marketplaces like Asan, Thamel, and Managalbazar to buy authentic souvenirs. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

                                Day 16 of your Express Everest Base Camp Trekking will officially mark the end of your remarkable adventure. Today, depending on your international departure flight schedules, our representative will pick you up at the hotel and drop you off at the airport. Thank you for trekking with Explorer Adventure; we hope to see you again. Have a safe journey.

                                  Route Map

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                                  What's Included
                                  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
                                  • Three nights standard Hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with B.B 
                                  • all domestic flight Kathmandu Lukla Kathmandu 
                                  • Government license holder guide 
                                  • Helpful porter with proper equipments (1 porter for 2 people)
                                  • Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for guide and porters
                                  • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek on twin sharing basis 
                                  • Duffel bag for packing your things for the trek 
                                  • Local Entrance fee  for entering to the khumbu valley 
                                  • Sagarmatha National Park entry permit
                                  • Government taxes and official expenses
                                  What's not Included
                                  • All food pay your self  during the trek  
                                  • Flight to Kathmandu, Nepal
                                  • Tips for porters ($70-100) and guides ($80-100)
                                  • Nepal Visa ($50)
                                  • Insurance (must include emergency evacuation by helicopter, check worldnomads.com
                                  • Food and drinks ($20-30 per day)
                                  • In some places: hot water, wifi, battery charging - $2-5
                                  • Drinking water, price depends on altitude (linear regression)

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                                  Everest Base Camp Trek Package Cost

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                                  The general cost range for the Everest Base Camp Trek is around US$ 1,200 to US$ 5,000. The overall cost of the package depends on highlight exploration, route, side detours, services, and amenities of the trekking adventure. As the Everest Base Camp Trek is a mainstream trekking route in Nepal, you can also do the luxurious trekking package as well as the custom-tailored itinerary packages for a more personalized experience.

                                  As for your general everyday expenses, US$ 35 to US$ 40 will be sufficient for a day. You will spend this money on snacks, water, and hot showers at the teahouses. You are recommended to convert enough cash to local currencies as there are no ATMs available all the way through the trekking route. Plus, the currency rate is better in Kathmandu.

                                  Our standard trekking package will cover the expenses head, like land transportation, accommodation, domestic flights in the Kathmandu- Lukla route, cost of guides and porters, the entrance fee of the Khumbu Valley, permit for Sagarmatha National Park, as well as government expenses, and service charges.

                                  However, the personal nature expenses of the trek are exempt from the package cost. The cost of the international flight, food, travel insurance, snacks, beverages, tips to guides and porters, charging, shower, laundry, etc, are not covered by the package.

                                  Guides and Porters

                                  Hiring guides and porters during the Everest trek not only enhances your overall trekking experience but also makes your exploration safer. Guides make your overall trekking an immersive experience; they take care of every detail of your adventure, from logistic support to physical and mental well-being to navigation and cultural insights. They also execute the translating job perfectly so you can have an intimate interaction with the locals along the trekking trail.

                                  Similarly, porters also play a crucial role in making your trek comfortable and enjoyable. They will take care of your heavy luggage, significantly reducing the physical strains, so you will be able to move more freely, truly immersing in your Himalayan adventure and not exerting your body to its limit. You will pay an approximate amount of US$ 30 to US$ 35 per day to your guiding companions in this adventure. Meanwhile, the cost for the porters for the Everest Base Camp Trek ranges from US$ 25 to US$ 30/ day, without including the tips.

                                  Permits

                                  To do this epic Himlayan adventure that takes you to the foothills of the highest peak in the world, you will need two permits; Sagarmatha National Park Entry Permit and Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit. As you enter the Sagarmatha National Park during this iconic expedition, this is a mandatory permit; the cost for the Sagarmatha National Park Permit is approximately US$ 25. For the SAARC nationals, this permit costs NPR 1,500, and children below the age of 10 don’t need this permit. You can get this permit easily from the Nepal Tourism Board located in Kathmandu.

                                  As for the Khumbu Rural Municipality Permit, you need it to enter the Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality in the region. This permit costs about US$ 17 for foreign trekkers and NPR 2,000 for trekkers from SAARC nations. This permit is issued at Lukla, and you can get this permit easily with your passport.

                                  There is also another permit that you need to do the Everest trek if you are not following the classical trekking route, i.e., Kathmandu to Lukla. If you are doing the longer version of the EBC Trek from the Jiri route instead of flying directly to Lukla, you will need the Gaurishankar Conservation Area Permit. This permit costs approximately US$ 17 for foreign trekkers, and the SAARC nationals have to pay NPR 1,000 to get this permit. Like the Sagarmatha National Park Permit, you can get this permit easily from the tourism board office located in Kathmandu.

                                  Trek Preparation and Packing

                                  Checklist for Trekking Gear & Equipment for Trekking in Nepal

                                  During your Mount Everest Base Camp Trek, you will traverse across varied climatic conditions, so you need to make sure to pack accordingly. The weight limit for the Lukla flight is 15 kg (33 pounds), and you will have to pay an extra amount of US$ 2 to US$ 5 per additional kilogram.

                                  As for the porters, two trekkers will be assigned a single porter who can safely carry about 30 kg worth of luggage. We will provide the porter with a free duffel bag with 70 to 80 liters of capacity to safely carry your goods.

                                  Packing Checklist

                                  Although you are recommended to pack light for this trekking adventure, don’t miss out on the most essentials. Bring a 30-40 liter capacity backpack with wider straps and hip belts to distribute the weight evenly and reduce the pain. Here are some packing suggestions for your trek:

                                  Head and Body

                                  • Cap or sun hat
                                  • Gloves (woolen, waterproof)
                                  • Sunglasses with UV protection
                                  • Beanie, knitted, or woolen hat
                                  • Scarf, neck gaiter
                                  • Half, t-shirt, full sleeve shirts
                                  • Thermal layers
                                  • Trekking shorts, full pants
                                  • Windproof/waterproof trousers, heavy woolen trousers
                                  • Fleece jacket
                                  • Waterproof/ windproof shell jackets
                                  • Heavy down jacket, woolen jacket
                                  • Several pairs of undergarments

                                  Foot

                                  • Socks (different thickness)
                                  • Waterproof/windproof gaiters
                                  • Ankle support
                                  • Comfortable trekking boots (break in first)
                                  • Sports or trainer shoes
                                  • Sandals, crock, or slippers to use at the teahouses

                                  Personal Hygiene and Toiletries

                                  • Toothpaste, toothbrush, facewash
                                  • Sunscreen, body lotion, and lip balm
                                  • Hand sanitizer
                                  • Soap, shampoo and conditioner
                                  • Quick dry towels, toilet paper
                                  • Wet wipes and face towel
                                  • Deodorants
                                  • Small mirror and nail clipper
                                  • Foot powder
                                  • Personal medication (if any)
                                  • Water purification solution or tablets
                                  • Small first aid kit with all basic medications

                                  Equipment

                                  • Trekking poles
                                  • Duffle bag, packing sack
                                  • Backpack/daypack
                                  • Sleeping bag (four seasonal sleeping bags recommended)
                                  • Binoculars, camera
                                  • Headlamp with extra pair of batteries
                                  • Power bank, solar charger
                                  • Universal charging cord
                                  • Reusable water bottles
                                  • Thermos flask
                                  • Card and board games
                                  • Magazine, journal, pens

                                  Health and Safety

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                                  During your trekking adventure, you will be accompanied by a government-certified trekking guide fluent in English. The licensed guides also receive high-altitude training from the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP), so you will able to easily relay any kind of difficulties and complications to your guide.

                                  Our guides are also trained and certified in first-aid, so during your Himalayan exploration, our guide will monitor and evaluate your health conditions. Your oxygen saturation level will also be checked during each day of your adventure to see how well you are adapting to the new altitude.

                                  In case if you get sick, the guide of your expedition will properly assess your conditions and contact our head office in Kathmandu, which is available 24/7. Then, we will decide if you should be transferred to the nearest health facility or evacuated from the trekking route to Kathmandu via helicopter.

                                  The high-altitude trekking points like Lobuche and Gorakshep also provide oxygen bottles for an extra cost, if needed. We also have access to the Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) in case of an emergency.

                                  Express Everest Base Camp Trekking FAQs

                                  • With good health conditions and a basic level of fitness, even a beginner can easily complete this iconic Himalayan adventure.

                                  • There is no specific age restriction for the Everest Base Camp Trek; however, as this is a high-altitude adventure, only those who are physically and mentally prepared should be attempt to do this trek.

                                  • The average walking speed of a trekker with a basic level of fitness is about 4km in an hour; however, at higher altitudes, it is recommended that you should take it slow for better acclimatization.

                                  • Yes, it is most definitely; this highest base camp adventure in the world is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that takes you across fascinating landscapes, culturally enthralling trails, and protected areas of the Sagarmatha National Park to the foothills of the towering peaks of the Himalayas.

                                  • There are no climbing or technical sections in the Everest Base Camp trekking route, so you will be able to complete this trekking adventure with just simple walking on the gradually ascending trails.

                                  • Everest Base Camp Trek is a teahouse-based trekking adventure in the Himalayas, so you will spend your night comfortably at the teahouses/lodges run by the natives. There are also camping options available if you love outdoor camping during your adventure. Camping will be more expensive.

                                  • As this is the high altitude adventure, the oxygen saturation level is lower than at sea level; however, if you acclimatize properly, you won’t find adapting to the high altitude that difficult.

                                  • Although most of the trekking package have Gorakshep as the resting destination during the Everest Base Camp exploration, you can also request the camping at the base camp for an overnight stay. It is not easily available and may cost you extra thousands of dollars.

                                  • The Everest Base Camp trek is a slow-paced adventure where you will get enough acclimatization days to adapt properly to the rising altitude; compared to that, the Kilimanjaro Trek is considered more challenging and harder.

                                  • Everest Base Camp Trek can last somewhere between 14 to 18 days; the overall duration of the expedition depends on the itinerary plans, route, and side detours around the region.

                                  Client Reviews
                                  • Best guide to EBC

                                    I made a trip with a friend guided by Magar Bam.

                                    I can recommend Bam as a professional, who knows mountains very well. He also gets along with people easily.

                                    We aimed to get EBC within 9 days. As I didn't have strong AMS after spending a week in Tibet prior till Labuche. Though on 5000 m the AMS symptoms became too strong. Bam helped me to make a right decision when plans were about to change.

                                    We adjusted the tour for us every day, considering how we feel. Bam's knowledge made the route changes smooth.
                                    Bam is very friendly and always had a story or two.

                                    Milyausha Basharova
                                    Milyausha BasharovaRussia,May 21, 2019
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                                  • Thank you and Namaste!

                                    Even now after 2 years I'm still feeling great warmth and I'm so thankful to you, Bam Magar, and your nephew Uttam for being our guides on this steep track to Everest Base camp! You've made this not the easiest journey safe, comfortable and very exciting. Thank you for being so warning and knowledgeable. And indeed thank you for your stories that made Nepal the country I will definitely love to visit some day again!

                                    Varvara Brzezinska
                                    Varvara BrzezinskaBelarus,January 03, 2019
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