Everest Base Camp Trekking is an epic trekking in Nepal Himalayas that follows the path of Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary. This world-renowned trek goes through the Sherpa highlands and leads you over 5000 meters, at the heart of the Khumbu peaks. The incredible views of the Everest region’s mountains, flora and fauna along with the Sherpa culture and hospitality make the trek an outstanding trip.
Trek to EBC begins from Lukla, after a short picturesque flight from Kathmandu. The trek leads you through the mesmerizing trail of the Everest, crossing some of the suspension bridges and heading through the Sagarmatha National Park. Namche Bazaar is a bustling town of Sherpa, along with Khumjung. The cultural hot spots in Khumbu reveal how delightful is this region in terms of Tibetan Buddhist culture along with the enchanting Himalayas. Pangbuche and Tengbuche are the places where the ancient monasteries welcome you. The adventure walk to the Everest base camp offers the dramatic snow-capped Himalayan views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, and other magnificent peaks. Hike to Everest base camp is set from Gorakshep along with the hike to Kalapatthar. The sunrise view over the 8000-meter peaks looks outstanding. The retracing trail is almost downhill that concludes at Lukla and fly back to Kathmandu.
Reliance Trekking operates Everest Base Camp Trekking with a professional guide, cost, and itinerary. We recommend March to May and September to November as the best seasons for this trekking. Please, feel free to contact us for more details about the trek.
Highlights of Everest Base Camp Trekking
- Sagarmatha National Park
- Sherpa Highlands and culture
- Namche Bazar is a gateway to entry different places in Everest region
- Khumbu glacier
- Ancient monasteries and Chhortens
- 8000-meter peaks, including Everest (8848 meters)
Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345 meters).
In the morning, we set up a pre-trip meeting with an introduction of the trekking guide. Managing the document to prepare the paperwork for the trekking, then we visit the UNESCO listed world heritage sites of the Kathmandu valley, including Boudhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, the Pashupatinath temple that is situated beside the Bagmati River. Driving back to the hotel, you prepare the trek with packing your belongings. Overnight at hotel. (Breakfast included)
Early in the morning, we take a 35 minutes flight from Kathmandu to Lukla. Meeting further crew at Lukla, the trek begins through the Bhaisikharka and passing through the Mani walls, we reach to Phakding. Overnight at lodge (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner included).
The wonderful breakfast at the lodge fills the energy to climb up through the steep hillside trail. First the trek crosses some of the suspension bridges and the Sagarmatha National Park begins. Then it is a steep uphill climb to the bustling town of The Sherpa people. During the trek, you can explore the Everest Himalayan wonders from the trail. Overnight at lodge.
During the altitude adaptation day, instead of going towards the high altitude, hike around the Namche Bazaar and khumjung. Exploration of the glittering Everest scenery along with the crowded setting of the market place is a nice walk around. Everest, Lhotse, Amadablam, Tawache looks cool during the hike. Overnight at lodge.
The journey towards the alpine altitude begins after the breakfast. First, we climb towards the hill ridge and walk through the gentle trail. It goes up through the right flank of the Dudh Koshi River and heads towards the Tengbuvhe monastery. It is a wonderful part of the Khumbu with the spiritual scenery of the Tibetan Buddhism. 5-6 hours walk. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner included).
From Tengbuche, we take a walk descending through the forest to the Imja Khola and the village of Pangbuche. Then, take a route towards Dingbuche enjoying the mind blowing scenery of the Ama Dablam and its surrounding peaks. Dingboche is also known as the ‘summer valley’. 7 hours walk. Overnight at the lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner included).
After the breakfast at Dingbuche, we trek along a broad valley floor to Dughla, passing the Trekkers Aid Post at Pheriche (4240 m). At the center, volunteers from different countries staffed for the Himalayan rescue operation mission and the quick treatment. Heading through the pasture land, we reach to Lobuche. 6 hours walk. Overnight at lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner Included)
It’s a wonderful and equally challenging day to gain the height of Mt. Everest base camp from Lobuche. The best view of Khumbu glacier assists us in the beginning and reaching Gorakshep, have a lunch. Then, we proceed towards the Everest base camp. This can be exhausting walk, but the experience is far better than the tiredness. Then trek down to Gorakshep for the rest. Overnight at lodge. 7- 8 hours, overnight at Lodge, (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner Included)
Kalapatthar is one of the best viewpoints for the close mountain overlook. It is located at 5555 meters altitude and the dramatic sunrise view over the towering peaks are breathtaking. Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Nuptse and several other dramatic peaks can be explored. We then trek back to Gorekshep, for breakfast and then descend to Pheriche. 7-8 hours walk, overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner Included)
Its time to walk down after the breakfast at Pheriche. On the way, we get a chance to explore the wild animals like mountain goats, musk deer and many species of Himalayan birds. The Tibetan Buddhist monasteries around Pangboche and Phortse are pretty much antique that dates back to the 16th century. 6 hours walk, overnight at Lodge, (Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner Included)
After the breakfast at Phortse Tenga, we begin to hike down to the Monjo village via Khumjung. First we hike up to the hill ridge and get the astounding Himalayan panorama then head towards the Namche Bazaar. Hiking down from there through the steep downhill trail, we exit from the Sgarmatha National Park and reach to Monju. 8 hours, overnight at Lodge, (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner Included)
The last day of the foot hill excursion in the Everest region, we begin to trek from Manju after having a breakfast. During the trekking trails gradually descend along the bank of Dudh Koshi River. After crossing the suspension bridges, pass Phakding and walk gradually towards Lukla and check in to the hotel. 7 hours, overnight at Lodge. (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner Included)
A short and picturesque flight from Lukla to Kathmandu concludes your trip in Everest and transfer you to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel( breakfast included).
On this day, our representative drops you at the airport for the final departure. Thank you very much for trekking with us. See you again.