Everest Base Camp Trek is the most beautiful and interesting trek that will take trekkers to the base of the World’s Highest Mountain “Mount Everest”. Though most searched and most loved trekking destination, a limited number of visitors get a chance to visit the place. The trek provides an opportunity to discover the unique culture and lifestyle of the Sherpa people who are known as the guardian angels of the Himalayas. One of the major highlights of the treks is it offers an alluring view of Mt. Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), Pumori, (7165m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Mt. Khumbila (5761m), and the other Himalayas while standing on the foot of the mighty Everest. Along with the breath-taking vista of the Himalayas, the trekkers also get to relish the beauty of Khumbu Glacier. Kala Patthar (5550m), which is the best viewpoint to relish the beauty of Everest (8848m), is another gist of Everest Base Camp Trek. The trek also features a visit to the hotel operated at the highest altitude in the world, Hotel Everest View (3962m).
The trekking trail passes through the Sagarmatha National Park which has been inscribed as the country’s first national park to be listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. If one is lucky enough, a rare glimpse of Himalayan Fauna and Flora can also be spotted.
The trip to the Everest Base Camp starts as soon as your flight lands in Kathmandu where you will be welcomed and escorted to the respective hotel as agreed. Prior to the trek, you can involve yourself in sightseeing tours which allow you to have an insight into the glorious Nepalese history. The trekking journey starts on day 3 when you will be taking an early morning flight to Lukla which is also known as the gateway to Everest. The trekking starts with as soon as one reaches Lukla and trek towards Phakding. The well-developed trekking trail will lead you forward towards the dream. Besides the natural beauties, the EBC Trek also allows trekkers to adore the pleasant alpine vegetation, beautiful Tibetan villages, chortens, monasteries, prayer flags, etc.
Expedition Himalaya allows you to enjoy the holiday to the fullest by organizing the complete package making your trip hassle-free. Accommodation at the tea houses operated by the local entrepreneurs will be provided with inclusive of the meals. This Trek can be done during any time of the year. However, the best time for trek would be the Spring Season (March to May) and autumn season (October to December). Our standard 15 days Everest Base Camp Trek is designed in such a way that it allows proper acclimatization and adequate time for trekkers to adapt with the environment and enjoy the trek to the fullest
Besides Everest Base Camp trek, Expedition Himalaya also offers various other trekking packages to the Khumbu region such as Everest View Trek, Gokyo Valley Trek, Gokyo with Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest Three Pass Trek, etc. If you are only interested in Everest Base Camp Trek then you can also opt for Short Everest Base Camp Trek or even Everest Luxury Trek.
Upon your arrival at the airport, one of the office representatives from Expedition Himalaya shall welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to the hotel as well as assist you in check-in procedure.
Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu
We spend the day preparing for our exciting trek. Our representatives will take care of all the permits required for this trek. During the free time, you can stroll around Thamel and Basantapur.
Overnight at the hotel.
Relishing the stunning panoramic view of the Himalayas throughout the flight, we land at the most dangerous airports in the world, Tenzing Hilary Airport, Lukla. Upon arrival in Lukla, we start our trek. We trek along small Himalayan villages and pass several Buddhist monasteries to reach Cheplung village. Cheplung village hosts the mesmerizing view of sacred Mt. Khumbila (5761m). From Cheplung, we trek for a couple of hours to reach Phakding.
Overnight at the local lodge in Phakding.
We start our morning by trekking along free-flowing Dudh Koshi River. We then enter Sagarmatha National Park after registering our permits at the check post. Trekking through lush Himalayan forests of pine, rhododendron, and juniper, we cross a couple of suspension bridges to reach the small village of Chumoa. We then trek for few hours to finally reach Namche Bazaar, which is situated at the heart of Khumbu region with the alluring view of Everest (8848m), Thamserku (6623m), Lhotse (8414m), and the other Himalayas.
Overnight at the local lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Today, we take a day off from trekking and acclimatize ourselves to high altitude. We will take a tour of this Sherpa town and learn about their culture. We then visit the hotel operated at the highest altitude, Hotel Everest View (3962m), which hosts mouthwatering panorama of Everest along with the other Himalayas.
Overnight at the local lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Passing small village of Kyangjuma, we trek along beautiful Dudh Koshi River on our way to Tengboche. We cross a wooden bridge over Dudh Koshi River at Phunke Tenga which leads us on the trail to Tengboche alongside Imja River. After 6 hours of trek, we reach Tengboche where we explore the ancient Tengboche Monastery. Tengboche Monastery, also known as Dawa Choling Gompa, hosts a magnificent view of Everest (8848m), Lhotse (8414m), Thamserku (6623m), and other snow-capped Himalayas. Overnight at the local lodge in Tengboche.
We start our day by trekking through lush Himalayan forests of pine and rhododendron and eventually cross a suspension bridge over Imja River before we enter Pangboche village. We take a short tour of Pangboche Monastery before trekking along rocky trails to reach the small village of Somare. Leaving Somare, we then trek for a couple of hours, alongside Imja Khola, to reach Dingboche. Dingboche hosts a splendid vista of Everest (8848m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Lhotse (8414m), Island Peak (6189m), Lobuche (6119m), Taboche (6367m), and the other Himalayas. Overnight at the local lodge in Dingboche.
Today, we take a break from the long trek to acclimatize ourselves to the high altitude. We can use this day to either rest or hike up to Nangkartshang Monastery, situated on the base of Nangkar Tshang Peak (5616m). Nangkartshang Monastery hosts an outstanding panorama of Ama Dablam (6856m), Everest (8848m), and Lhotse (8414m).
Overnight at the local lodge in Dingboche.
Leaving Dingboche, we climb rough rocky ridges and trek alongside Khumbu Khola. On our way, we come across few small monasteries and Chortens before we reach the small Sherpa village of Thukla. Thukla hosts a jaw-dropping vista of Pumori (7165m), Nuptse (7861m), Taboche (6367m), Lobuche (6119m), Cholatse (6335m), Ama Dablam (6856m), and the other Himalayas. We then climb steep moraines of Khumbu Glacier to finally reach Lobuche.
Overnight at the local lodge in Lobuche.
We trek alongside Khumbu Glacier through rough ridges on our way to Gorakshep. From Gorakshep, we take the steep and slippery moraine route to reach Everest Base Camp, which is the nearest a trekker can get to the summit without mountaineering gears. We take a short tour of the snow-filled base camp. We relish the spectacular view of Mt. Everest (8848m), Khumbutse (6665m), Nuptse (7861m), Pumori (7165m), Lingtren (6749m), and the other Himalayas. After enjoying the view of the Himalayas, we trek downhill to Gorakshep.
Overnight at the local lodge in Gorak-Shep.
We make an early morning hike to Kala Patthar (5555m) viewpoint, from where, we relish the amazing view of the sun rays reflecting on Everest (8848m), Pumori (7165m), Lhotse (8414m), Nuptse (7861m), and many other gigantic peaks. The view from Kala Patthar is simply breathtaking. After relishing the superb vista of the Himalayas, we trek downhill to Pheriche.
Overnight at the local lodge in Pheriche.
Trekking downhill, we cross a couple of wooden bridges and enter small village of Pangboche in the Imja River Valley. We then trek along Imja River and reach Phortse Thanga, where we take a short tour of Phortse Gompa. After exploring the monastery, we trek further downhill through dense pine and juniper forests and cross another wooden bridge over Dudh Koshi River to reach Sanasa. We continue our trek and pass many small villages of on our way to Namche Bazaar.
Overnight at the local lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Today is the final day of our trek. Trekking along beautiful Dudh Koshi River, we cross a suspension bridge and enter Jorsalle. We then trek past several monasteries and Mani walls for a couple of hours to reach Phakding. From Phakding, we trek for another couple of hours through small villages crossing small streams to reach Lukla.
Overnight at the local lodge in Lukla.
Today, we fly back to the capital via a late morning flight. We relish the scenic beauty of the Himalayas throughout the flight. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. You can either rest or go for souvenir shopping in the nearby market.
Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
You can explore the city and before three hours of your flight time, one of our office representative shall meet you and take you to Tribhuvan International Airport for the final departure.