Express Everest Base Camp Trekking   |  16 Days

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

Express Everest Base Camp Trekking, allows you to visit and complete the whole adventure within less than two weeks. A great way to enjoy being on the foot of the world’s highest peaks at base camp surrounded by giant mountains.

Although an expressway reaches the base camp, the walking days are designed and set as a normal standard itinerary. Where one can enjoy the adventure with ample time to get acclimatized at certain high altitude overnight stops.

Express Everest Base Camp Trekking, a milestone compared to other adventurous trekking destinations, is an adventure with a touch of local culture.

Besides grand views of towering giant peaks on daily walks, exploring and visiting the traditional Sherpa villages is equally captivating. Steeped with a fascinating age-old heritage of Buddhism religion and culture similar to its Tibetan predecessors.

Where trek follows on a main scenic trail lined with religious monuments and prayer walls, spinning wheels. A walk leads to the famous Namche Bazaar, the hub of Khumbu Sherpa’s, and trekkers, which offers various facilities.

Spending an extra day in Namche Bazaar for acclimatization to a perfect altitude of 3,440 m high, the adventure continues heading higher. As our walk divers from the main trek heading towards a quiet village of Phortse. An interesting area, where few trekkers seldom visits this isolated village. From here on quiet scenic trail to upper village of Pangboche, with more than 500 years old monastery.

From here back on the main trail as walk follows the mountainous wilderness dry terrain then reaching at scenic Imjatse valley in Dingboche.

Having another pleasant rest day at Dingboche, then finally walking towards our main destination at Everest base camp. After trekking through Lobuche and Gorakshep the highest settlements around Khumbu areas of Everest.

From Gorakshep route leads further northeastern end of Khumbu, close to massif Khumbu Ice Fall. Around remorseless fields of ice and glaciers which reminds you of arctic zone landscapes. Enjoy the stupendous views of dramatic landscape surroundings at Everest base camp. The view of Mt. Everest is blocked by the giant peaks of Nuptse and Lhotse, but an amazing place to experience.

After achieving the goal and target of the trek, the next adventure takes you to the top of Kalapathar rocky hilltop. The highest point of the journey faces a spectacular view of high towering peaks with Mt. Everest at its closest distance.    

On visiting all major highlights of the adventure with Everest base camp and high Kalapathar hilltop. Return journey with a long descent to Namche Bazaar through Pheriche and Pangboche villages, and then back at Lukla. For the last overnight halt around Khumbu and Everest area, early next morning a scenic flight brings you to Kathmandu.

After a glorious adventure and memorable experience of a lifetime on Express Everest Base Camp Trekking.

 

 

 

 

 

Trip Highlights

  • Stunning adventure to world highest Mt. Everest base camp with glorious mountain views
  • Daily views of high Khumbu Himal with Mt. Everest, Amadablam and series of peaks
  • Exploring Sherpa traditional farm villages in the country of famous highlanders of Everest
  • Adventurous walks beneath towering Mt. Everest within scenic views of giant mountains
  • Following raging Dudh Kosi River right up to its glacial source at Everest base camp
  • Beginning and ending with super exciting flight to and from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu

Itinerary

  • 1 Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotels.On arrival at Kathmandu, Nepal international airport, guide and staff meets to receive you for a short drive to your hotel in the hub of Kathmandu city. 
After a refreshing rest, meet the other members of Express Everest base camp trek, guide will brief regarding the trek, local lodge on route, culture and sightseeing tour around Kathmandu heritage sites.
    Evening a welcome dinner in a Nepali restaurants with cultural program as introduction of Nepalese culture and arts.
  • 2 Day 2: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour around world heritage sites.A day in Kathmandu for trek preparations, as well for sightseeing tour at places of interest, the city guide takes you around historical and cultural places listed in World Heritage Sites. After visiting historical and cultural sites, and then back to hotel for final preparation for Express Everest base camp trekking.
  • 3 Day 3: Fly to Lukla 2,820m (35 min) and trek to Phakding 2,657 m - 03 hrs.Morning transfer to Kathmandu domestic airport for flight to Lukla after checking in then board in a small aircraft for 35 minutes flight to Lukla. 
Landing at Tenzing & Hillary Airport, during flight, enjoy panorama of Himalayan peaks with Mt. Everest.

    From Lukla start the trek down to Dudh Koshi River following on winding easy trail to Phakding village for an overnight stops.
  • 4 Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.After breakfast walk on a nice trail with short up and down, crossing a bridge to Monjo. As walk enters Sagarmatha National Park, then reaching at Jorsalle village for lunch stop.

    Having good lunch, walk on a river bed for an hour as climb leads to a high bridge, and then climb to Namche Bazaar for an overnight halt. Facing views of Kwangde peaks at near distance with a panorama of Namche Bazaar.
  • 5 Day 5: Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and excursion.Enjoy a rest day for acclimatization, and take a short morning hike up at 
Park Headquarter, a place for grand view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, and majestic Ama Dablam. Overlooking an array of snow peaks, visit the museum of great interest. For interested people can hike to Everest View Hotel, a few hours climb to the first luxury hotels of Khumbu, built in the 1970’s at 3,880 m high.

    Afternoon enjoy walking around Namche Bazaar lined with restaurants, shops, and stores with large hotels and resorts. 
  • 6 Day 6: Trek to Phortse village 3,880 m - 05 hrs.
From Namche having rest day, trek continues towards higher terrain walk on scenic path to Kyanjinma a small settlement. From here leaving the main busy trail, as our route leads to steep climb up to Mong Danda. A scenic spot on a high ridge with few shops and small lodges, facing spectacular panorama of snow peaks range. After a brief stop down to Phortse Tenga for lunch, which is on route to Gokyo valley, located on a Dudh Kosi River gorge within cool shade of forest.

    After lunch, our route diverts again crossing a bridge over Dudh Kosi River and leaving the main trail of Gokyo. Walk leads to a short climb reaching at a quant nice village of Phortse, situated above the river. The village is less frequented by trekkers, which will a special overnight in a simple lodge. Here enjoy short tour of the village and observe the local farm life.
  • 7 Day 7: Trek to Dingboche 4,340 m via Pangboche 3,900 m -06 hrs.Morning, having good simple breakfast walk leads on a quiet trail, hardly used by main flow of trekkers. As walk heads short ups and down on a rocky path above Imjatse River, facing views of Tengboche and the monastery on the opposite side of the river. As walk follow to a short climb then reaching at upper village of Pangboche with an old monastery. Pangboche the last permanent settlement on route Everest base camp. After a short refreshing break climb leads to another settlement at Somare for lunch stop. Afternoon walk with gradual climb, as altitude gains, walking on an open exposed terrain all the way to Dingboche for overnights stops.

    Dingboche, is located on a scenic Imjatse valley, at the bottom of Ama Dablam North Face within close to Lhotse and Nuptse peaks. From Dingboche views of Island Peak, a popular trekking peak around Nepal Himalayas.
    At Dingboche check into a nice lovely lodge and marvel the beautiful surrounding scenery.  
  • 8 Day 8: Rest day in Dingboche for acclimatization and short excursion.
Another good rest day for acclimatization as elevation gets higher, Dingboche a fine place for leisure hike and walks around where a climb up to a hill offers tremendous scenery of peaks with Mt. Makalu towards east horizon. Enjoying scenic excursion with afternoon free to catch up with your dairy and relax marveling the views of Amadablam North Face with other giant mountains.
  • 9 Day 9: Trek to Lobuche 4,960 m - 05 hrs.
Adventure heads closer towards our destination, morning starts with short climb to a ridge. Overlooking Imjatse valley surrounded with snow peaks, walk follows a gentle uphill to Thugla for lunch spot. A small place with few tea-houses, here the trail of Pheriche and Dingboche joins on route to Lobuche and Everest base camp.

    Afternoon an hour or less steep up reaching at Thugla ridge top, from here walk on pleasant uphill for short while till Lobuche. A place on a wide valley with several good lodges for overnight stop with views of Nuptse and Lobuche peaks
  • 10 Day 10: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and back to Gorakshep - 06 hrs.Having an early breakfast, set off towards the main goal and highlight to Everest base camp, after a short easy walk climb leads above Khumbu glacier and rocky moraine.

    Walk follows on reaching Gorakshep, a place with few lodges, situated on a sandy glacial field beneath Kalapathar hill and Mt. Pumori.

    It was also the Everest base camp in early days till the 1970’s, having a short break, continue walking towards Everest base camp.

    On reaching the foot of world's highest Mt. Everest, where view of Mt. Everest is obstructed by Lhotse and Nuptse peaks. However a great feeling to stand beneath the towering peaks. Enjoy the surrounding dramatic views of Khumbu Ice Fall with remorseless fields of ice and glaciers. 

    During spring time when expedition is busy and active, flooded with climbers tented camps of various nations’. After an enjoyable adventurous moment and great experience, return to Gorakshep for overnight halt.    
  • 11 Day 11: Climb Kalapathar 5,643 m / 18,514 feet trek to Pheriche 4,260 m. Rise early and start the morning with steep climb of few hours to the top of Kalapathar Hill. The highest point of the adventure offers grand panorama of surrounding gigantic peaks with views of Mt. Everest at near distance.

    On completing the best of all highlights, walk back to Gorakshep for breakfast, and then leave Gorakshep for morning walk downhill to Pheriche valley.

    Walk leads past Lobuche and Thugla and then on flat windy valley on a gradual trail to Pheriche for overnight stop. Pheriche almost similar to Dingboche a nice settlement with many nice lodges and restaurants. Staying in a good lodge for overnight halt facing views of Taboche, Cholatse and Ama Dablam.

  • 12 Day 12: Trek to Kyang-Jima 3, 650 m via Tengboche - 06 hrs.
From Pheriche walk down to Pangboche and then climb, a lovely walk uphill and back into green vegetation with tall trees. Slowly the climb ends on reaching Tengboche and the monastery.

    Possible lunch stop, afternoon downhill and then climb for short hour past Sanasa village as walk gets better on a wide winding path to Kyang-Jima for overnight stop. A lovely and quiet place, which is an hour before Namche Bazaar and below Khumjung village. Enjoy grand views of Everest-Ama Dablam and Thermasarkhu, around the area might spot some wild-life like Musk deer, Danfe a colorful pheasant, national bird of Nepal.
  • 13 Day 13: Trek to Monjo 2,880 m via Namche Bazaar- 05 hrs.Morning walk on the same scenic trail back to Namche bazaar for lunch or refreshing stop. From Namche head downhill to Dudh Kosi River then reaching Jorsalle, and then a short steep climb to the entrance and exit point of Sagarmatha National Park.

    After exiting from the National Park post, short walk to Monjo village for overnight after a great scenic trek of the day.

  • 14 Day 14: Trek to Lukla 2, 846 m - 04 hours.
Last day trek of the adventure, leads on gradual and winding path to Lukla, morning walk leads to Phakding, and then through a nice villages of Ghat and Choplung. From here last final climb of the journey for an hour reaching at Lukla town. Arriving by lunch time and then check into a nice lodge for last overnight in Khumbu and around high Everest region.
  • 15 Day 15: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu with afternoon free at leisure.
n early breakfast to catch the flight to Kathmandu, on leaving the lodge for short walk to Tenzing & Hillary airport. As airplane lands at the airstrip, and then board in a small aircraft for short flight to Kathmandu. Enjoy the panorama of Himalayan peaks. On arrival at Kathmandu airport, take a short drive back to your hotel, rest of the day free at leisure for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.
  • 16 Day 16: International departure for homeward bound.Final and last day at Kathmandu and in Nepal, departure from the hotel as per your international flight time. Our guide and staff will accompany with short drive to the airport. Bidding farewell to the staff and guide, after a great wonderful adventure with memorable experience on Express Everest Base Camp Trekking.

Cost Includes:

     

    • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
    • Three nights standard Hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with B.B
    • Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley as per the itinerary  
    • 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 
    • Hire Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket  for the trek 
    • 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
    • Welcome Dinner 

Cost Excludes:

    • All food pay your self  during the trek  
    • Nepal entry visa personal travel and medical insurances.
    • Expenses of personal nature and as well  gratitude (tips).
    • Emergency  evacuation by any means of transport including Helicopter and personal medical kit. 
  • Milyausha Basharova
    Milyausha Basharova
    Russian Federation Published: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

    Best guide to EBC

    Rating:

    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.
     

  • Varvara Brzezinska
    Varvara Brzezinska
    Belarus Published: Thursday, January 3, 2019

    Thank you and Namaste!

    Rating:

    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!

Our itineraries of any trips are based on our leading experience in the Himalayas. But, we also organize the trips according to your special requests or your personally given itinerary. Please, feel free to contact us for your questions and queries.

INSURANCE POLICY:

Traveling to Himalayan countries specially on treks and other adventure with Nepal-Bhutan and Tibet, where clients should purchase travel and medical insurance covering immediate evacuation by any means of transportations, like helicopter or fastest way vehicle to reach nearest city and town hospitals.

Insurance Policy should cover all medical expenses incurred during your holidays in Himalayan countries, including travel insurance where sometimes Himalayan weather even in best times can be unpredictable, where trekking routes can be re-routed of cancelled in this case local company will not entertain you with refund, however provides you with letter so that one can claim from your respective insurance companies.

Insurance policy for Medical and Travel:

Should cover medical insurance for illness and emergency evacuation by Helicopter or other means of transportations including other expenses on treatment at respective countries hospitals, as for travel insurance against bad unfavorable weather conditions, delay or cancellation of domestic flights on mountainous area where flight involves on the start of trek and at the end.

Travel and Medical Insurance also needs to cover when clients break the journey in the middle of the trip, due to sickness-personal domestic problem etc………

 Guide and Porters: 
On treks or climb where you will be accompanied by our expert guide who knows the area on route of the trek chosen, we have professional and veteran guides to led the trek where you can feel comfortable, as our guide are knowledgeable offers you various information of the country from history-geography, culture to flora and fauna.

All guides have gone through basic medical training that includes high altitude symptoms or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) can help you with simple medical First Aid and for severe condition will support taking you to safe area or to nearest hospitals by any means of quick transportation.

Our guides are well versed in Eco-Trekking and Responsible Tourism as well and are committed in keeping the environment on trekking route in pristine form as it was.

Porters are picked can be regular porter of the company of hired in Kathmandu-Pokhara or in Lukla on start of the trekking, with always a strong and cheerful porters to carry your heavier luggage, baggage of 15 to 25 kg maximum weights to carry by each porters, we do not allow underage porters of below 16 years of age or above 50 years.

Porters and guide are well looked after by the company with good wages, medical insurance, travel allowance including meals on treks and climb company also provides warm gear in winter as well for high and cold altitude trips.

We are also member of PACT (Porters Act commitment).  

Altitude Sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness):
    Information of AMS and Precaution Measures:

High Altitude or Acute Mountain Sickness for short as AMS a symptom faced and can catch any people on high altitude adventure walks.

Due to high pressure and low oxygen level as certain height where some people feel uneasiness with shortness of breathiness, light headache, nausea, dizziness, lack of good sleep and with less appetite.

To avoid these whole symptoms where we always designed itinerary days accordingly with enough space, flexible days for acclimatization at high elevation, taking short walks up and sleeping and resting at low places.

The other good way to avoid AMS taking slow and steady pace on walks, stopping frequently to catch your breath and adding lot of fluid or safe drinking water at least 2-3 liters a day to support against AMS.

On high altitude take enough rest and with short slow hike above high hills to catch views as well to support acclimatization and sleeping and resting at low altitude will certainly helps you in avoiding AMS.

The company provides as precaution measures against AMS with comprehensive medical kit, oxygen and Gamma Bags / Pressure Bags in some high altitude adventure treks, where some people as per their own doctor advice use Diamox also known as Acetazolamide to prevent and reduce symptoms of AMS can lower headache when in high altitude walks and climb

Useful in situations when you cannot make high ascent, the best ways to prevent altitude sickness doing it slowly, stopping for overnights at certain altitude to adjust to the new height, and taking it easy for first one or two 2 days.

This Diamox also used for other medications to treat certain type of eye problem (open-angle glaucoma). 

Acetazolamide a "water pill" (diuretic), it decrease amount of fluids that can build up in eyes, also helps to decrease buildup of body fluids (edema) caused by congestive heart failure or certain medications. Acetazolamide can work less well over time, so it is usually used only for a short period of time.

Using this pill should get advice from your doctor before trip departure to high Himalaya.

In our list we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well constipation including first aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well.

Equipments List

  • Down Jacket
  • Down sleeping bags one each with inner linear
  • Fibre pile jacket
  • light cotton trouser
  • Long sleeved cotton shirts
  • Scarf
  • Short Trouser
  • Shorts or Skirt (for ladies)
  • sun hat
  • Sun Screen Cream
  • Sunglasses
  • T-shirt
  • Track Suit Bottoms
  • Trekking pole
  • Ultra Fleece Trousers
  • Warm Gloves a pair
  • Water bottle
  • Waterproofs trouser
  • Waterproofs Jacket
  • Well fitting, comfortable boots
  • Wind Proof Jacket & Trouser a set each
  • Trip Duration 16 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
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