Everest Base Camp Trek – 17 days

Everest Base Camp Trek – 17 days

Start Point

Kathmandu

End Point

Kathmandu

Duration

16N/17D

Grade

Hard

Max Altitude

5545 meters

Meals

B+L+D

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

No. of Person

Min. 01 Pax

Per day walking

5-6 Hours

Transportation

Car or Flight

Best Season

Mar-May & Sep-Nov

Activity

Everest Base Camp Trek

Highlights

Highlights of the Everest Base Camp Trek:

Scenic Landscapes: Traverse through breathtaking landscapes of the Everest region, including lush forests, rugged terrain, and pristine glaciers.

Sherpa Culture: Immerse yourself in the rich Sherpa culture by visiting traditional villages, monasteries, and interacting with friendly locals.

Mount Everest Views: Witness awe-inspiring views of the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, along with other majestic Himalayan peaks like Lhotse, Nuptse, and Ama Dablam.

Kala Pattar Summit: Ascend to the summit of Kala Pattar for unparalleled panoramic views of Mount Everest and surrounding peaks, particularly stunning during sunrise and sunset.

Everest Base Camp: Stand at the foot of Mount Everest at Everest Base Camp, a surreal experience that marks the culmination of your trekking journey.

Mani Stones and Prayer Flags: Encounter ancient mani stones inscribed with Buddhist prayers and colorful prayer flags adorning the landscape, offering a glimpse into the spiritual traditions of the region.

Tea House Experience: Enjoy the unique hospitality of tea house lodges along the trail, providing comfortable accommodation and hearty meals amidst the rugged Himalayan terrain.

Highlights of the Kathmandu City Tour:

Historical Sites: Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square, each offering a glimpse into Nepal’s rich history and culture.

Sacred Temples and Monasteries: Visit sacred temples and monasteries, including Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple, where you can witness centuries-old rituals and architecture.

Thamel District: Wander through the bustling streets of Thamel, a vibrant hub of shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions, perfect for souvenir shopping and experiencing the city’s lively atmosphere.

Traditional Newari Cuisine: Indulge in delicious Newari cuisine, renowned for its rich flavors and unique dishes, at local eateries and restaurants throughout Kathmandu.

Art and Handicrafts: Browse through local markets and artisan shops to discover exquisite handicrafts, pottery, textiles, and artwork, showcasing Nepal’s vibrant artistic heritage.

Garden of Dreams: Relax and unwind in the tranquil surroundings of the Garden of Dreams, a beautifully landscaped garden oasis in the heart of Kathmandu city.

Cultural Performances: Enjoy traditional Nepali cultural performances, including music, dance, and theater, offering insight into the country’s diverse cultural traditions.

Everest Base Camp Trek Overview

Embark on the extraordinary journey of the Everest Base Camp Trek, an adventure of a lifetime through the heart of the Everest region. This epic odyssey navigates through picturesque Sherpa villages and awe-inspiring glaciers towards the pinnacle of the world, Mt. Everest. Over the course of 17 days, immerse yourself in the rich Sherpa culture, ascend Kala Pattar for breathtaking views, and encounter the serene beauty of ancient mani stones and prayer flags amidst the towering Himalayan peaks.

Commencing from Lukla, a charming town nestled 18 km from Namche Bazaar, the trek unfolds over a week, culminating at Everest Base Camp. Following in the footsteps of legendary Sherpas and mountaineers, this journey is a testament to human endurance and spirit. During peak seasons, hundreds of trekkers traverse the path daily from March to June and September to December, drawn by the allure of this renowned route.

The 17-day Kathmandu Tour with Everest Base Camp offers a comfortable tea house trek experience, where accommodation and meals are provided in cozy tea house lodges along the trail. The package includes twin-sharing lodgings and three daily meals, as well as essential permits, a knowledgeable guide, and round-trip flights between Kathmandu and Lukla. However, expenses for beverages, travel insurance, and personal items are not included.

Given the challenging terrain and varying weather conditions, proper trekking gear is essential for the Everest Base Camp Trek. Prepare for cold temperatures with adequate clothing, including a warm sleeping bag and down jacket, sturdy trekking boots, and other necessary equipment. While days may be sunny, mornings, evenings, and nights can be considerably chilly. Expect to trek approximately 10-15 km daily for 5-6 hours, traversing rugged mountain trails characterized by steep ascents and descents. Adequate preparation ensures a fulfilling and memorable journey amidst the world’s highest peaks.

A Thrilling Journey to the Top of the World

The trek typically starts in Lukla, a quaint mountain town accessible by a thrilling flight or a scenic trek from Jiri. From there, the path winds through verdant valleys, past traditional Sherpa villages adorned with prayer flags, and over suspension bridges spanning gushing rivers.

Witnessing Everest’s Majesty

The highlight of the trek is undoubtedly reaching Everest Base Camp, nestled at 5,364 meters. Standing at the foot of this behemoth, dwarfed by its colossal presence, is an experience that leaves you speechless. But the views don’t stop there. A short climb up Kala Patthar rewards you with a breathtaking panorama of the entire Khumbu Valley, with Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse standing tall like celestial guardians.

A Trek for Everyone

While the Everest Base Camp Trek is challenging, it’s achievable for trekkers of all ages and fitness levels with proper preparation and acclimatization. The well-established trail offers various accommodation options, from basic teahouses to luxurious lodges, and numerous restaurants cater to all tastes.

More Than Just a Trek

The trek is an immersion into the Sherpa culture. You’ll encounter their warm hospitality, witness their colorful prayer flags fluttering in the wind, and learn about their unique traditions and way of life.

Beyond Base Camp

The Everest Base Camp Trek is just the beginning. For those seeking further adventure, the region offers numerous side treks to stunning destinations like Gokyo Lakes and Khumjung Village. If you’re feeling even more ambitious, you can attempt climbing peaks like Mera Peak or Island Peak, or even participate in an expedition to one of the Himalayan giants.

Planning Your Dream Trek

The best time to embark on the Everest Base Camp Trek is during the spring (March-May) or autumn (September-November) seasons, when the weather is clear and skies are blue. With careful planning, choosing the right time of year, and proper acclimatization, you can turn your Everest Base Camp dream into a reality.

Detail Itinerary

With anticipation and excitement building, you’ll touch down at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. As you step out into the crisp mountain air, a friendly representative from our company will be waiting to greet you with a warm welcome and a traditional Nepali garland.
After navigating customs with the assistance of our representative, you’ll be whisked away in a comfortable private vehicle. Enjoy the picturesque drive through the bustling streets of Kathmandu as you get your first glimpse of this vibrant city nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas.

Upon arrival at your designated hotel, you’ll check-in and have some time to relax and freshen up. Then brief about the trek to Everest Base Camp Trek.

After a delightful breakfast at your hotel, your knowledgeable tour guide will lead you on an immersive cultural journey through Kathmandu’s most captivating historical and spiritual landmarks.

1. Pashupatinath Temple: A Sacred Hindu Sanctuary

Nestled on the banks of the sacred Bagmati River, Pashupatinath Temple stands as one of the holiest Hindu shrines in the world. Its golden-roofed pagoda, adorned with intricate carvings, serves as a beacon of devotion and reverence for Hindus worldwide. Witness the mesmerizing rituals and ceremonies that take place within the temple complex, offering a glimpse into the profound traditions of Hinduism.

2. Swayambhunath Monastery: A Buddhist Oasis

Ascending a steep staircase of 365 steps, you will reach Swayambhunath Monastery, also known as the Monkey Temple. This iconic Buddhist stupa, perched atop a hill, offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley. Admire the intricate architecture and vibrant prayer flags that adorn the stupa, and experience the serene atmosphere that envelops this sacred site.

3. Boudhanath Stupa: A Symbol of Peace and Enlightenment

Immerse yourself in the tranquility of Boudhanath Stupa, the largest stupa in Nepal and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its massive white dome, topped by a gleaming golden spire, symbolizes the path to enlightenment in Buddhism. Circumambulate the stupa, spinning prayer wheels and chanting mantras alongside pilgrims from around the globe.

4. Patan Durbar Square: A Royal Legacy

Step back in time as you explore Patan Durbar Square, the former royal palace of the ancient Malla dynasty. Admire the exquisite architecture of temples, palaces, and courtyards, each showcasing the artistry and craftsmanship of the Newar era. Wander through this captivating complex, imagining the grandeur of the past and marveling at the enduring legacy of Patan’s royal heritage.

As the sun begins to set, your cultural journey concludes, leaving you with a profound appreciation for Kathmandu’s rich heritage and the deep-rooted spiritual traditions that define this vibrant city. Then evening, preparation of Everest Base Camp Trek.

Your adventure begins with a thrilling morning flight from Kathmandu, the bustling capital of Nepal, to Lukla, the gateway to the Everest Base Camp trek. As you soar through the Himalayas, witness breathtaking panoramas of snow-capped peaks, lush valleys, and traditional villages clinging to the mountainsides. The flight typically takes around 30 minutes, offering a taste of the dramatic scenery that awaits you on the trek.

Embark on your trek in Lukla

Upon landing in Lukla, a unique airport perched on a hillside, you’ll step into the crisp mountain air and begin your trek. The trail initially leads you through the charming village of Lukla, with its colorful houses, prayer flags fluttering in the wind, and friendly locals. Soon, you’ll leave the village behind and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Himalayas.

Gentle climb to Phakding

The first leg of the trek is a moderate ascent to Phakding, a picturesque village nestled amidst rhododendron forests. The trail winds gently uphill, offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The walk to Phakding takes about an hour, covering a distance of approximately 2.8 kilometers and reaching an altitude of 2,860 meters above sea level. Phakding is an ideal place to acclimatize to the higher altitude and rest for the night before continuing your journey towards Everest Base Camp.

Relax and recharge in Phakding

Phakding offers a variety of comfortable lodges and guesthouses where you can relax and unwind after your trek. Enjoy a delicious meal prepared with fresh local ingredients, share stories with fellow trekkers, and soak in the peaceful atmosphere of this mountain village. As night falls, the stars glitter brightly in the clear mountain sky, creating a magical ambiance for your first night in the Himalayas.

Trekking from Phakding to Namche Bazaar in a single day is possible, but it’s a challenging option and not recommended for everyone. The distance between Phakding and Namche Bazaar is around 9 kilometers (approximately 5.6 miles), but the trail involves a significant elevation gain, starting at around 2,610 meters (8,563 feet) in Phakding and reaching approximately 3,440 meters (11,286 feet) in Namche Bazaar. This elevation gain, combined with the steep ascent, makes it a strenuous trek, particularly for those who are not acclimatized to the altitude.

Today serves as a rest day in Namche Bazaar, allowing trekkers to acclimatize to the high altitude. Taking a break at a higher elevation helps prevent altitude sickness, which can adversely affect one’s health if trekking continues without adequate rest. Moreover, Namche Bazaar serves as the vibrant heart of Sherpa society and community, offering a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in Sherpa culture, traditions, and way of life.

This bustling town provides access to essential amenities such as tourist equipment stores, police check-posts, health facilities, and banks. During this day, trekkers have the chance to explore the charming Sherpa town and its surroundings through leisurely hikes. Accommodation is provided in Namche Bazaar for the night.

On the sixth day of our journey, the path winds its way along the lower slopes of Khumbilya, leading us through captivating birch forests that gradually give way to open, grassy slopes. As we ascend, we encounter a stupa perched atop a rocky ridge at an elevation of 3992 meters in Mongla. From this elevated point, the vistas of the surrounding mountains unfold in breathtaking splendor.

Across the valley, our eyes are drawn to the picturesque village of Phortse, nestled amidst terraced fields enclosed by stone walls. Its quaint charm resembles a scene straight out of a storybook. The sweeping panorama of the mountains, coupled with the idyllic setting of the village, forms a picture-perfect tableau.

Descending via a series of switchback trails, we make our descent towards the Dudh Kosi River, lying 300 meters below near the Phortse Bridge. Crossing the river, we continue our upward journey, guided by the soft glow of the moon illuminating our path, until we reach the tranquil village of Phortse, where we will spend the night. Here, amidst the serene ambiance and tranquility of the village, we find solace and reprieve amidst the rugged beauty of the mountain landscape.

On the 7th day of our trek, we bid a fond farewell to the charming village of Phortse and resume our journey, gently ascending and descending along the trail. En route to Pangboche village, our gaze is drawn to the majestic peak of Ama Dablam, which stands as a sentinel, commanding the scenic beauty of the landscape.

The path leads us high above the Imja Khola (river), revealing stunning vistas along the way. We encounter several cozy tea houses, offering a warm and hospitable environment for weary trekkers to rest and recharge before pressing onward.

As we traverse the trail, adorned with both natural wonders and cultural highlights, our anticipation grows. Eventually, we arrive at Dingboche, our lodging for the night. Nestled amidst the mountains, Dingboche exudes a tranquil ambiance, providing a perfect haven for relaxation and contemplation. This picturesque village serves as an ideal base for acclimatization, offering captivating views of the surrounding peaks, ensuring a memorable and rejuvenating overnight stay.

Today, we set out from Dingboche, beginning our ascent through the village as we trace the picturesque Imja Khola valley. Our journey leads us to the welcoming Chukhung Lodge, where a satisfying lunch awaits us upon arrival. With the afternoon ahead, we take advantage of this time to rest and adjust to the increasing altitude.

In line with our acclimatization efforts, we have the option to embark on a hike towards the old moraines originating from the mighty Lhotse. This excursion provides a remarkable opportunity to witness the sheer grandeur of the Lhotse Wall, a towering and majestic geological feature. Along the way, we are rewarded with breathtaking views of Ama Dablam, adding to the splendor of the surrounding scenery.

The hike to the old moraines not only aids in our adjustment to the altitude but also offers a chance to delve into the natural wonders of the region. It allows us to immerse ourselves in the awe-inspiring landscapes and marvel at the majestic mountains that grace the horizon, enriching our trekking experience with unforgettable moments of exploration and appreciation.

After indulging in a hearty breakfast basking in the warmth of the morning sun, we eagerly set off on our trek for the day. Our path leads us up a gentle ridge situated behind the village of Pheriche. As we ascend, a captivating spectacle unfolds before us. Perched atop the chortens, we’re greeted by the towering presence of Taweche and Cholatse, soaring majestically to heights reaching 6440 meters.

The panoramic vista from this elevated perch is nothing short of awe-inspiring, offering us a profound immersion into the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas. After absorbing the mesmerizing views, we continue our journey towards Lobuche. If our pace allows for an early arrival in the afternoon, we may find ourselves with some leisure time at hand.

Should the opportunity present itself, we can opt for a leisurely stroll up to a nearby ridge. From this elevated vantage point, we’re treated to enchanting evening panoramas of the surrounding mountains. Witnessing the peaks bathed in the golden glow of the setting sun is a truly magical experience. This serene and picturesque setting promises to etch itself into the fabric of our memories, leaving an indelible mark upon our journey.

Leaving behind the quaint village of Lobuche, we proceed with our trek, maintaining a steady and deliberate pace to ensure a smooth adjustment to the escalating altitude. Our route leads us through a succession of gentle ascents, guiding us towards the moraines of the Changri Nup Glacier. These glacial formations serve as our markers, leading the way to our next destination, Gorak Shep, where we will rest for the night.

Gorak Shep stands as the pivotal point for the culmination of our journey to Everest Base Camp. It is from this juncture that we embark on the final stretch of our trek, a journey of approximately three hours. Though the towering peak of Mount Everest may remain obscured from our direct view at the base camp, we are treated to the awe-inspiring sight of the Everest Ice Fall. This magnificent natural spectacle cascades down the western flank of Everest, offering a captivating display of glacial beauty.

Standing amidst the grandeur of Everest Base Camp, surrounded by towering peaks and vast expanses of glacial terrain, we are filled with a profound sense of accomplishment and wonder. It is a moment to treasure, a testament to the enduring spirit of exploration and the boundless beauty and challenges of this extraordinary region.

As the first rays of dawn paint the landscape with a golden hue, we eagerly set out on our ascent to Kala Patthar. Perched beneath the majestic peak of Pumori, this rocky hilltop promises an unrivaled vantage point. The journey to Kala Patthar’s summit presents us with a challenging yet rewarding climb, culminating in panoramic vistas of the Himalayan range, with the iconic Mount Everest commanding center stage. After basking in the magnificence of the surrounding peaks, we descend back to Gorak Shep.

The return journey from Gorak Shep is relatively straightforward as we retrace our steps, heading towards Duglha. Continuing our descent, we gradually make our way back to Pheriche, relishing the ever-changing landscapes and the inherent beauty of the Khumbu region.

Arriving in Pheriche, we pause to savor a well-deserved lunch, replenishing our energy for the remainder of our trek. Following our meal, we cross the Khumbu Khola via a sturdy wooden suspension bridge, the rushing waters below adding a soothing soundtrack to our journey. Guided by the tranquil surroundings, we follow the trail back to Pheriche, each step a testament to the enduring allure of the Himalayas.

 

Departing from Pheriche, we cross the Khumbu Khola and begin our ascent along a brief yet steep trail that leads to the summit of a small ridge. From this elevated vantage point, the Imja Valley unfolds before us in all its splendor, framed by the towering peaks of Ama Dablam and Kantega. Enraptured by the majestic scenery, we commence our descent towards the picturesque settlements of Orsho and Shomare.

In Orsho and Shomare, we pause to indulge in a delightful lunch, replenishing our energy stores for the journey ahead. With revitalized spirits, we press onward, passing through Lower Pangboche along our route. As we traverse the trail, we eventually arrive at a suspension bridge spanning the Imja Khola River. Crossing this bridge, we retrace our steps, journeying back through Deboche and Thyangboche.

The familiarity of the landscape evokes a sense of nostalgia as we make our homeward-bound journey, reminiscing on the incredible experiences and memories forged during our trek. Each step serves as a poignant reminder of the remarkable journey we have embarked upon and the profound beauty of the Khumbu region.

Commencing our day with an early breakfast, we embark on a steep descent through the enchanting forests adorned with juniper, rhododendron, and fir trees. The trail leads us to Phunkitenga, a serene spot where we pause for a well-deserved break, perhaps indulging in a cup of tea to invigorate ourselves. Crossing the Dudh Kosi River, we resume our journey, ascending towards Trashinga.

Winding along a contour above the valley, we pass through the scenic village of Shanasa, each step offering captivating vistas of the surrounding landscapes. As our trek progresses, the terrain gradually levels out, allowing for a leisurely stroll towards Namche Bazaar, where we pause for a delectable lunch. Energized and refreshed, we begin our descent towards Manjo, our resting place for the night, cherishing the cherished memories of our journey.

On this significant day, we embark on the final stretch of our journey, marking the culmination of our epic trek to Everest Base Camp. The trail ahead, though short, is filled with anticipation and excitement as we traverse the valley towards the last ascent leading to the Lukla airstrip. As we walk, our hearts are brimming with reflections on the remarkable adventures we’ve shared and the breathtaking landscapes we’ve encountered along the way.

Arriving in Lukla, we are warmly welcomed and treated to a delicious lunch at the lodge. With the remainder of the day at our leisure, we seize the opportunity to explore the surroundings and bask in the natural beauty of the region. As evening descends, we gather together for a heartfelt farewell dinner, rejoicing in the triumph of our trek’s successful completion. With each toast, we raise our glasses in celebration, cherishing the memories woven amidst these rugged yet enchanting mountains.

With hearts overflowing with gratitude and contentment, we indulge in a delightful meal before retiring for the night. Underneath the serene canopy of a moonlit sky adorned with countless twinkling stars, we find solace and peace, reflecting on the wonders of the world and the profound experiences that have shaped our journey.

The final day of our extraordinary adventure commences with an early wake-up call, signaling our departure for the flight back to Kathmandu. Excitement fills the air as we gather at the airport, eager to return to the lively cityscape after our awe-inspiring journey amidst the mountains. However, it’s crucial to acknowledge that flight schedules are contingent upon weather conditions, necessitating flexibility to ensure our collective safety.

Upon boarding the plane and soaring into the skies, we bid a fond farewell to the majestic Himalayas, holding dear the cherished memories forged during our trek. Upon touchdown in Kathmandu, we are welcomed by the vibrant energy of the bustling city. Our dedicated team awaits to escort us to our hotel, where we can unwind and reminisce about the remarkable experiences that have enriched our journey.

It’s important to remain mindful of the unpredictability of mountain weather, understanding that flight schedules may be subject to adjustments for the safety and well-being of our group. Rest assured, every decision regarding our flight plan will prioritize our collective safety, ensuring a seamless conclusion to our unforgettable adventure.

In Kathmandu, there are plenty of activities you can enjoy on a rest day. Here are some options:

Visit Cultural Sites: Kathmandu is rich in cultural heritage. You can spend your day visiting iconic sites like Swayambhunath Stupa (also known as the Monkey Temple), Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. These sites offer insights into Nepal’s history, religion, and architecture.

Explore Thamel: Thamel is Kathmandu’s tourist hub, offering a wide range of activities. You can wander through its bustling streets, shop for souvenirs, try out local cuisine at restaurants and cafes, or relax at a spa for a rejuvenating massage.

Go for a Hike: If you’re up for some light activity, you can go for a hike in the nearby hills. The Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park offers various trails with beautiful views of the Kathmandu Valley. Alternatively, you can opt for shorter hikes to places like Nagarkot or Chandragiri for panoramic views of the Himalayas.

Attend a Yoga or Meditation Class: Kathmandu is home to numerous yoga and meditation centers. Participating in a yoga or meditation class can be a relaxing way to spend your rest day, allowing you to rejuvenate both your body and mind.

Visit Museums and Art Galleries: Kathmandu boasts several museums and art galleries where you can immerse yourself in Nepali art, history, and culture. Some notable options include the Patan Museum, The National Museum of Nepal, and The Taragaon Museum.

Enjoy Nepali Cuisine: Use your rest day to indulge in Nepali cuisine. You can sample local delicacies like momos (dumplings), dal bhat (rice and lentils), Newari dishes like bara and chatamari, or try authentic Nepali tea at one of the many tea houses around the city.

Relax at a Garden or Park: Kathmandu has several parks and gardens where you can unwind amidst greenery. The Garden of Dreams, located near Thamel, is a popular choice with its tranquil atmosphere and beautiful architecture.

Take a Cooking Class: Learn to cook Nepali dishes by joining a cooking class. Many cooking schools in Kathmandu offer hands-on sessions where you can learn to prepare traditional Nepali meals under the guidance of experienced chefs.

Remember to plan your rest day according to your preferences and energy levels, ensuring that you strike a balance between relaxation and exploration.

Farewell from Nepal: A Journey Concludes with Blessings
As your time in Nepal draws to a close, a bittersweet farewell awaits. Today marks the end of your incredible journey, a journey filled with adventure, beauty, and cultural immersion. We at Adventure Land Nepal Tours and Travels are honored to have been a part of your experience and wish to send you off with a traditional token of our appreciation.

A Symbolic Farewell:

At your hotel, we will present you with a Tibetan scarf, known as a “Khata.” This white scarf symbolizes purity, compassion, and the successful completion of your journey. It is a reminder of the blessings you have received and the positive energy that will accompany you on your travels home and beyond.

FAQS

The EBC trek is challenging but achievable for moderately fit individuals. It’s more about endurance than technical difficulty. Expect daily hikes for 5-7 hours, with some steep sections. Proper training and acclimatization are crucial.

Spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) offer clear skies and comfortable temperatures. Shoulder seasons (February-March and October-November) can be less crowded but have unpredictable weather. Avoid the monsoon (June-August).

The standard EBC trek takes 12-14 days, with 7-8 days to reach base camp and 4-6 days to return. You can choose shorter or longer itineraries depending on your fitness and acclimatization needs.

Costs vary depending on the operator, group size, and chosen services. Expect to pay around $ 1600-$3,000 for a guided trek with meals and accommodation. Flights, permits, and personal expenses are extra.

You’ll stay in teahouses along the trail, offering basic rooms and shared bathrooms. Higher up, facilities are simpler. Bring a sleeping bag for extra warmth.

Tea houses offer a variety of dishes, including local favorites like Dal Bhat (lentil soup and rice), pastas, and pizzas. Options may be limited at higher altitudes. Be prepared to adjust to simpler meals.

A guide is not mandatory but highly recommended for safety, navigation, and cultural insights. They can manage logistics, explain the environment, and help with altitude sickness.

Altitude sickness is a risk when trekking above 3,000 meters. Ascend slowly, acclimatize properly, and listen to your body. Be aware of symptoms and seek help if needed.

Pack for diverse weather conditions, including sturdy hiking boots, warm layers, rain gear, and sun protection. Trekking poles are helpful, and a water purifier is recommended.

You’ll need a TIMS permit and Sagarmatha National Park permit. Your trekking operator can usually arrange these for you.

 

The EBC trek is generally considered safe when done with proper preparation and guidance. Be aware of potential risks like altitude sickness, weather hazards, and wildlife encounters.

Cost Details

  • What is Included
  • Airport Transfers - Car/Van/Bus/Jeep
  • Accommodation on B/B basis in Kathmandu
  • All entrance Fees of Temple, Monastery, Museum, Durbar Square, Monuments and cultural program at evening.
  • Arrangements and transportation expenses during the tour/trekking
  • Arrangements and fees for trekking/hiking permits and national parks
  • Arrangements and expenses for local Tour Guide/Trekking Guide/Trekking Porter like as insurance, meals, daily wages, during the trekking.
  • Arrangements of TIMS(Trekking information management system)Card.
  • What is Excluded
  • Any unexpected costs that occur due to:
  • Weather, Trail, Road Blockage, River conditions,
  • Due to circumstances such as:
  • Sickness, Government action, flight delays,
  • Insurance and Emergency Rescue.
  • Major changes in the itinerary
  • Personal and free-time expenses
  • Cold drinks or alcohol
  • Extra hotel expenses
  • Laundry
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Airport taxes
  • Entry visas to Nepal
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    Everest Base Camp Trek:

    Duration: The trek typically lasts around 12 to 16 days, depending on the itinerary and acclimatization days included.

    Difficulty: It is considered a moderately to strenuously challenging trek, with varying terrain and altitude gains. Prior trekking experience and good physical fitness are recommended.

    Altitude: Everest Base Camp sits at an elevation of 5,364 meters (17,598 feet). Proper acclimatization is crucial to avoid altitude sickness.

    Best Time to Trek: The primary trekking seasons are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November), when weather conditions are favorable and visibility is optimal.

    Permits: Trekkers need to obtain permits for the Everest region, including the Sagarmatha National Park entry permit and the Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality permit.

    Accommodation: Tea house lodges along the trail offer basic accommodation with shared facilities. It’s advisable to bring a sleeping bag for added comfort and warmth.

    Food and Water: Meals along the trekking route typically consist of a variety of Nepali and Western dishes. It’s essential to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and to treat water from natural sources or use purification tablets.

    Guides and Porters: While it’s possible to trek independently, hiring a local guide and porter can enhance the experience by providing cultural insights, navigation assistance, and support with carrying luggage.

    Kathmandu City Tour:

    Duration: A typical Kathmandu city tour lasts one to three days, depending on the sites visited and the depth of exploration desired.

    Attractions: Key attractions include UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Boudhanath Stupa, and Pashupatinath Temple.

    Transportation: The city tour can be conducted via private vehicle, taxi, or organized tour bus. Alternatively, exploring on foot or hiring a bicycle offers a more immersive experience.

    Cultural Etiquette: Visitors should dress modestly when visiting religious sites and observe local customs and traditions. Removing shoes before entering temples and stupas is customary.

    Local Cuisine: Kathmandu offers a diverse culinary scene, with traditional Nepali dishes as well as international cuisine available. Don’t miss the opportunity to try local specialties such as momos (dumplings) and dal bhat (rice and lentils).

    Shopping: Thamel is the primary shopping district in Kathmandu, offering a wide range of souvenirs, handicrafts, clothing, and trekking gear. Bargaining is common in markets and street stalls.

    Safety: While Kathmandu is generally safe for tourists, it’s essential to remain vigilant, especially in crowded areas, and to safeguard belongings against pickpocketing and petty theft.

    Reviews

    Farideh Jackaman

    Farideh Jackaman - USA

    Everest Base Camp Trek

    Our trek was overall enjoyable, and we were pleased to begin with a UNESCO tour day trip. Chij from sales was incredibly accommodating, facilitating a last-minute addition of my father and ensuring he had a private room throughout the hike. Our guide, Rakesh, was both kind and highly knowledgeable about the area. We also appreciated the cheerful demeanor of our porters, Ram and Chitra.

    However, I rate this experience 4 out of 5 due to communication issues. Despite prior confirmation that gluten-free options would be available, my husband experienced a reaction, which contributed to his physical decline. Though a Medevac wasn’t necessary, we opted for a helicopter evacuation after our stay at Pheriche, arranged with great assistance from the team, especially considering payment difficulties we faced until reaching KTM due to phone issues.

    While the vistas were truly breathtaking, we were somewhat disappointed by the number of queues encountered when crossing ridges. This was not the fault of Ace the Himalaya, but rather our own underestimation.

    Kimberly Jain Stein

    Kimberly Jain Stein - USA

    “Adventure Land Nepal”! they are the best company!! 

    I love traveling with “Adventure Land Nepal”! they are the best company!!
    Chij and Kb were excellent tour guides and I had the best time of my life hiking to Mt Everast for 3 days and they Nepal is so BEAUTIFUL AND SAFE! and Chij and Kb made me laugh and made my adventure so amazing that I am planning to go back for another tour with Chij!! Yes I highly recommend Chij’s company called “Adventure Land Nepal!” I felt very safe and my guides were very friendly and knowledgeable!! I hiked from Kathmandu for 3 days to Nagercot which is the Everast lookout point where you can view Mt Everast. We watched the sunrise over Everast on a rooftop hotel which was a dream come true! everyday was clean and sunny and all along the way children smiled at me and let me take their pictures. The food was so delicious too! I am dying to go back as soon as possible and next time I want to hike 13 days to the base of everast and also visit the 3 day elephant safari and annapura. Thanks so much Chij and Kb! you’re the BEST! your American friend, Kimberly (USA)

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    Adventure Land Nepal Tours and Travels P. Ltd.

    Nepal Jang Treks and Expedition P. Ltd.

    With over 18 years of experience we are well known in tourism sector of Nepal for operating both group and individual tours and treks. We have been executing adventure travel and tour itineraries with no occasion of complaints regarding our services since the time of our inception.

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