Express Everest Base Camp Trekking   |  14 Days

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

Explorer Adventure present a fast way on Express Everest Base Camp Trekking, with rapid walks and as well enjoying views of beautiful scenery and mountains includes refreshing stops to marvel the beauty of mountains within nice and lovely Sherpa village enriched with age-old cultures and colorful heritage of Buddhism religion.

Express Everest Base Camp Trekking the fastest way to reach the highlight destination within a week time and back taking less than ten days, a perfect adventure for veteran and fast walkers with limited time in Nepal but with dreams to be on the foot of world number one peaks at Everest base camp.

Express Everest Base Camp trekking leads you from lush vegetation to arid and windswept country as walk progress to reach higher altitude where we will have ample time with rest days for acclimatization before heading higher terrain.

We have designed Express Everest Base Camp Trekking for you to enjoy with limited number of days to soak in local cultures of Sherpa the highlanders of Everest, famous as leading and pioneering guides around Himalayan Mountains since 1953 till present.

Express Everest Base Camp taking starts with scenic flight to reach at Lukla from the capital Kathmandu, and then walking past impressive villages and monasteries within green woodland to reach higher elevation with time at famous Namche Bazaar-Thyangboche monastery and at Dingboche within beautiful Imjatse valley.

As walk progress with time to get acclimatized avoiding AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) and then reaching our final goal and highlight of the adventure at Everest base camp with sweeping views of massive Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers hidden beneath towering peaks of Everest-Lhotse and Nuptse.

After having an exciting time on Express Everest Base Camp return walk leads with climb to highest point of the adventure at Kalapatthar top, located above 5,545 m high offering breath-taking panorama of mountains with close views of Mt. Everest at near distance.

Finally ending our marvelous adventure around high Khumbu at Lukla, where scenic sweeping flight brings you back at Kathmandu with everlasting memories and adventure of a lifetime experience 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 flights to and from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu

Itinerary

  • 1 Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotels.On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be warmly received by our guide and staff and then transfer you to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city. First check into your hotel rooms on getting refreshed from the flight and with Jet-Lag, then join with other members of Express Everest Base Camp trekking for group briefing, where our expert guides will inform regarding your stay in Nepal, hotels, trekking, local lodge and overland drives with do’s and don’ts information, evening welcome group dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with Folk cultural programs to entertain you during your meals.
  • 2 Day 2: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour around world heritage sites.Morning after breakfast leave the hotel for exciting guided sightseeing around Kathmandu where our city guide will lead you to places of interest, Kathmandu a metropolitan city still retains its ancient heritage and varied ancient culture where you will visit world heritage sites around Kathmandu for half day or full day. After an interesting and wonderful tour of ancient historical and religious sites around Kathmandu, with afternoon free preparation for next day flight to Lukla for Everest base camp trek.
  • 3 Day 3: Fly to Lukla 2,820m (35 min) and trek to Monjo 2,860 m via Phakding 2,657 m - 05 hrs.Morning depart from the hotel to Kathmandu domestic airport for exciting and scenic flight of 35 minutes to land at Lukla, a Sherpa town where all treks and adventure starts and ends around Everest and high Khumbu region. From Lukla a gradual walks to begin with short downs and ups and then on winding trail past nice farm villages of Sherpa enriched with Buddhism religion and culture as you encounter rows of Mani (prayer) monumenta and large spinning bells. Slowly our pleasant first day reaches at Phakding a moderate size village with many lodges, as walk continues following Dudh Kosi river and crossing several times to reach at Monjo village for overnight stop near the entrance of Sagarmatha National Park.
  • 4 Day 4: Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.Morning walk leads to famous Namche Bazaar where altitude gains slowly as walk progress, walking into river valley and gorge covered within nice woodland of tall rhododendron-pines and fir trees. After crossing a high last bridge with few hours climb to Namche Bazaar with stunning views of Everest-Lhotse and Kongde peaks. Namche Bazaar at 4,440 m high an ideal place for rest day to acclimatize, the main town / village of Khumbu where colorful and exciting Saturday market takes place once a week.
  • 5 Day 5: Trek to Thyangboche Monastery 3,867 m - 05 hrs.Enjoying pleasant time at Namche, morning walk leads to scenic and gradual walks overlooking Everest and other giant peaks, as our route leads downhill to Imjatse river at Phunki Tenga, a small place with few lodges an ideal spot for refreshing break or lunch stop. Afternoon walk leads uphill into enchanting alpine forest to reach a beautiful surrounding at Thyangboche Monastery offering grand panorama of mountains with Everest and Amadablam at close distance, here with time for tour into monastery and witness monks and priest on prayer. Thyangboche also holds a ‘Mani-Rimdu’ a colorful religious festival where monks with mask dancing wading evil spirits which falls in the month of October as per Buddhist lunar calendar.
  • 6 Day 6: Trek to Dingboche 4,320 m - 05hrs.Morning catching super views of high peaks with Everest, our route descends into forested areas reaching a metal bridge, from here a slow climb encountering mani (prayer) walls along the walks to Pangboche village, this is a last Sherpa permanent village on route to Everest base camp. From here walk leads on barren and arid country where tree lines drops for small bushes of juniper and dwarf rhododendron (azalea). Walk leads uphill into a river gorge and then finally opens up into a wide glacial valley on reaching Dingboche with many good lodges around facing views of Imjatse or Island peaks towards east.
  • 7 Day 7: Rest day at Dingboche for acclimatization and excursion.A 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.
  • 8 Day 8: Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.From Dingboche walk climbs to a ridge marked with prayer flags and Stupas, then walking on nice gradual uphill facing marvelous scenery to reach at a small place in Thugla where Khumbu glaciers melts into a torrential river. A perfect place for rest and lunch stop, where afternoon walks leads to a steep climb at Thugla hill a place with memorials of unfortunate climbers who died on climbs around mountains of Khumbu and Everest. Walk continues for another few hours on nice gradual up to Lobuche for overnight stop, a place with several nice lodges with views of Nuptse and Lobuche peaks.
  • 9 Day 9: Trek to Everest Base Camp 5,364 m and back to Gorakshep 5,180 m - 06 hrs.Today a great walk towards our main highlight and final destinations to reach Everest Base Camp, as morning walk leads on open wide valley with slow climb to reach above Khumbu glaciers, walking past moraine dunes reaching at Gorakshep, a place with few lodges on the junction of Everest base camp and Kalapatthar route. Gorakshep was a base camp of Everest expeditions in early 1950’s to late 1970’s before the route was made further away to present base camp. From Gorakshep few hours walk over moraine and glacier to reach our ultimate destination at base camp with sweeping views of giant peaks of Nuptse-Lo la, Nuptse with notorious huge Khumbu Ice Falls and glaciers. In high mountaineering season this place will be active with climbers and crews with many camps set on top of moraine and glaciers. After a grand time then head back to Gorakshep for highest overnight stop of the adventure with fantastic memories of the day walks to Everest base camp.
  • 10 Day 10: Morning hike to Kalapatthar 5,545 m descend to Pangboche 3,900 m - 06 hrs.Morning climb to Kalapatthar above 5,545 m, the highest point of the trek offering incredible panorama of mountains with Everest at stone throw distance. With amazing time on top head back to Gorakshep for breakfast and continue trek downhill past Lobuche and Thugla, where walk leads to windy Pheriche valley with many good lodges with time for lunch break at Pheriche. After Pheriche walk leads down with short climb and then a long descend to reach our overnight stop at Pangboche village with unique views of Amadablam at close distance.
  • 11 Day 11: Trek to Namche Bazaar -07 hrs.From Pangboche morning walk downhill to cross a bridge over Imjatse Rive and then an hour climb to Thyangboche Monastery within green vegetation and tree lines, with time here to relax and enjoy the scenic views, and then head downhill to Phunki Tenga with climb for an hour to reach a small place at Kyanjinma on route Namche, a pleasant peaceful spot facing views of Everest-Amadablam and Tharmasarku with other range of peaks. Here chances of spotting some wild-life like musk deer, herd of Himalayan Thar and pheasant Danfe (national bird of Nepal). After a pleasant walk with super views of Everest and adjoining peaks, a nice walk leads you at Namche with time for overnight stop.
  • 12 Day 12: Trek to Lukla - 04 hrs with afternoon at leisure.Our last walk of the adventure a short trek of few hours following on the same trail back to Lukla past Phakding and Ghat villages crossing few times over Dudh Kosi, with last final climb to reach Lukla town For last overnight stop around high scenic Khumbu and Everest region.
  • 13 Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotels.Morning transfer to Lukla Tenzing and Hillary airport for sweeping short flight to Kathmandu facing scenic views of mountains, green scenery of hills and farm fields with nice villages and towns as flight lands at Kathmandu airport and then back to your hotel, with free afternoon to relax of great memorable adventure on Express Everest Base Camp Trekking.
  • 14 Day 14: Depart for international flight home ward bound or to respective countries.Your last memorable day in Nepal after a wonderful experience on Express Everest Base Camp trekking with great service of Explorer Adventure, and as per your international flight then transfer to Kathmandu international airport for homeward bound or to your respective destinations.

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. 
  • Natalia Volkova
    Natalia Volkova
    Russian Federation Published: Tuesday, January 23, 2018

    EBC Trekking

    Rating:

    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...

  • Nicole Critchley
    Nicole Critchley
    Australia Published: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

    Unforgettable family adventure

    Rating:

    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.

  • Stephanie Naylor
    Stephanie Naylor
    United Kingdom Published: Monday, January 23, 2017

    A great introduction to Himalayan Trekking with an excellent Trek Guide!

    Rating:

    If you are looking for an introduction to trekking in the Himalayas then this trek may be the start of a wonderful experience. The landscape of the Annapurna region is wonderfully lush & extremely scenic; the fooy and thed is really good and varied (especially Nepalese dumplings -'Momos'); the people of this area are very hospitable and friendl area is extremely popular with trekkers! The Trek is not too difficult but you will need a lot of stamina for the uphill & downhill sections of which there are quite a few! But you will definitely be fit by the end of the trek! Bam Magar was our Trek Guide for the Annapurna Sanctuary (ABC) Trek (the previous year and our first year of trekking (2013) he was also our trek guide to Everest Base camp). He arranged everything; internal flights, transfers, meals and hotels etc. You are definitely in a "safe pair of hands" when you trek with Bam! He has an incredible amount of experience of the Himalayas and trekking in those areas as he comes from the Everest region! He can tailor the trek to your requirements as necessitates. Most of all you will make a great friend as well as having a really brilliant trekking experience! I am looking forward to my next Himalayan adventure with Bam! (& with all my sisters!)

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

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  • Cost start from US $1150
  • Trip Duration 14 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
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