The Everest Base Camp Trek is the best high altitude trekking. One of the best trekking in Nepal, the EBC is 13 days’ trek from Kathmandu. Moderately difficult trekking the maximum altitude of Everest base camp trek is 5545 meters above sea level. Our Everest trek itinerary includes two acclimatization days at Namche Bazaar and Dingboche at 3440 and 4410 meters respectively.
The journey to Everest base camp starts with an excellent flight to Lukla airport. Located at an elevation of 2860 meters, Lukla is the gateway to Everest trekking. From the journey to the isolated region starts. On the first day of the EBC trek, you will be hiking to Phakding, which is a small Sherpa settlement with few teahouses. The next day, following a river, the hike advances to Namche Bazaar through the dense forest of Pine and rhododendron. This day the first glimpse of Mount Everest can be seen after crossing the Hillary bridge. The third day of the Everest base camp trek is dedicated to acclimatize. This day a short hike to Everest view point- Syanboche is recommended. Then, the exploration of the Sherpa capital is exciting. You can also visit the Sherpa museum and the local village this day.
From Namche, the route slowly enters to a higher altitude to the place called Tengboche at 3890 meters. Tengboche is a famous place to collect the best views of sunrise and sunset views in the Himalayas. The famous Tengboche monastery is also located here. The biggest Buddhist monastery on Everest, the monastery is one of the best picks of the trek. The route then enters the arid and dry area of Dingboche. You will be spending an extra night at Dingboche for acclimatization before making the final push to Everest base camp. On the seventh day, you will be arriving at Lobuche. Finally, on the eighth day, you will be visiting the Everest base camp. The next day, a final hike will take you to Kalapatthar- which is the best viewpoint to see Mount Everest. Also, the sunrise and sunset look exceptional from here.
The best time to trek Everest base camp is March to May and September to November. Although trekking EBC in the months of winter is also fine. But trekking in the months of monsoon- July, and August is not recommended.
With an early morning flight, you will fly to Lukla airport (one of the exciting airport in the world). In Lukla, you will be meeting your trekking team (Sherpas and Porters) then you will start your trek. The way to Phakding is easy, which combines the uphills and the downhills. The route follows the Dudh Koshi Riverside and crosses several small local settlements. The Mani walls, some waterfalls, and the local villages plus the people are the attractions of the day. The teahouse in Phakding are well equipped with electricity, wifi, and other facilities. Overnight in the teahouse.
After the hot breakfast, you will then resume your trekking. The way up to Namche Bazar is mostly uphill. This day is one of the longest days of the trek where you will again follow the Dudh Koshi River and cross the several hanging bridges. On a clear day, you will be offered the first view of Mount Everest. Namche Bazar is the last trading center of the trek. Namche Bazar is a wonderful settlement and is the home of the Sherpa people. Sherpa people are known as mountaineers. The Namche Bazar looks amazing itself and the views of Twache Peak add beauty to Namche Bazar. The teahouses here are also well equipped. The wifi, electricity, hot shower, and the bottled water is easily available in Namche Bazar.
After breakfast, you will hike up to Syanboche, the Everest View Point. From there you can collect superb views of the Himalayas and that includes daring Mount Everest too. Enjoy the stunning views of mountains. Later, you will trek back to Namche Bazar for the lunch. After lunch, you can either explore the wonderful settlement and visit the Sherpa museum or can take a good rest in the teahouse. In Namche, you can also buy the gears or the stuff you have forgotten to take from Kathmandu.
The trail from Namche Bazar to Tengboche is mostly flat and a combination of short down and uphill. It is expected to have the sighting of Lhophoprous (The National Bird of Nepal). Along the way, you will pass the years old Buddhist Monasteries. The views of the stunning of Mount Ama Dablam will keep amazed you. The up you go the Himalaya looks closer and closer. All the way, there will so many fellow travelers and also the mules and the yaks are the friends of the trekking.
Upon your arrival in Tengboche, you will be welcomed with superb views of the Mountains. On the far, Mount Everest, on the right Ama Dablam, and on the other side several other peaks. The views from the hill are something spectacular. Later, in the afternoon, you can visit the Tengboche Monastery, which is one of the oldest and biggest Buddhist Monasteries in the Everest Region. You can also taste the bakeries in the bakery shop at Tengboche.
In the evening, enjoy the stunning sunset views in the Himalayas.
Get up early morning, grab your camera, and run out of the hotel before the first ray of the sun hits Mount Everest. The sunrise view in the Himalayas is always fantastic and it gets even exciting when it comes to Mount Everest. Enjoy the stunning view of the sunrise in the Himalayas. The weather condition in the morning will be a bit chilly so make sure that your hands and all the body is covered with warm clothes.
After that, take your breakfast and start your trekking to Dingboche. Along the way, it is expected to see the Himalayan Musk Deer (One of the endangered species in the world) and sometimes if you are lucky then there are chances to see the Snow Leopard as well.
The trail to Dingboche is a combination of downhill and uphill. Dingboche is a village settled in the lap of Mount Ama Dablam. From Dingboche, the weather may get even colder, so we always recommend you to wear warm clothes. In Dingboche there is no proper mobile network is available so if you want to use the wifi then you can use Everest Link Data Card there. The Everest Link Data Card cost NRS. 600 (US$ 6 approx.) for 200 MB data.
Expect an amazing scene in the morning as you can find the running water freeze and reserved water converted into 3/4 inches thick ice in the drum and no running water in the tap. That is normal at Dingboche.
After breakfast, you can hike up to Nagarjun hills. From the top of the Nagarjun hills, you can enjoy the stunning views of mountains and the eagle-eye view of Dingboche Village. One mountain that looks nearer and wonderful than Nagarjun Hill is Mount Ama Dablam.
In Nagarjun Hills, you can also get a mobile network. After the successful ascent and the amazing views, you will then trek back to Dingboche for the rest. After lunch, you can further explore Dingboche village or can take a good rest in the teahouse.
An easy trekking day, the trail from Dingboche to Lobuche is mostly flat and easy. Trekking through the barren land collecting the wonderful views of mountains is fantastic. On both sides, you can see the yaks grazing. Along the way, you can also find the temporary settlement, which is set up for the yaks.
Walking through the Khumbu Glacier Moraine gives you an amazing feeling and the Mani walls, the hanging prayer flags add all the fun and the excitement in the trekking.
In Lobuche, you may start feeling the thin air, the sleeping might get uneasy at Lobuche. If there is any problem with you then always communicate with your guide. There is no proper mobile network so you are recommended to buy the Everest Link Data Card for emergencies.
Wake up early morning and prepare yourself for the ultimate journey. The route from Lobuche to Gorakshep then to Everest Base Camp is mostly flat and easy. You will first trek to Gorakshep from Lobuche for the lunch. After the lunch, you will then trek to Everest Base Camp from Gorakshep. The trail from Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp is moraine path so you are suggested to trek slowly and carefully so that you can complete your journey successfully.
After the successful trek, you will then again come back to Gorakshep for the overnight. In Gorakshep, there will mobile network is available but it is again suggested to buy Everest Link Data Card for the emergencies.
Wake up early morning, take your torch light and start you hike up to Kalapatthar. You need to start early morning today as you are going to Kalapatthar to collect the sunrise view in Mount Everest. It will be around two hours hiking to Kalapatthar. From Kalapatthar, you can see the stunning moment of sun hitting the top of the world.
After the wonderful sunrise view, you will then trek back to Gorakshep and then further trek to Pheriche via Thukla. The trek to Pheriche is easy down hill via Lobuche village. There is again no proper mobile network in Pheriche so you can again go with the Everest Link Data Card to get connected to the world.
The trail we travel got many ups and downs. Our path also covers the rhododendron and juniper forest. The wonderful mountain views accompany us all the way back to Namche Bazar.
We retrace same way that we follow to get up to Namche Bazar.
A gentle trekking day. We trek slowly back to Lukla. At Lukla, we can take good rest on free time.
Early morning we take a scenic flight back to Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, we will have free time for last minute shopping. In the evening, we will be having a farewell dinner with trekking crews.