Everest base camp trekking is without doubt one of the most renowned travel destination in the world. For adventure travellers an exciting opportunity to be at the foot of world’s highest mountain – Mount Everest (8848m/29029ft).
Everest base camp trekking a combination of alluring mountain views and Buddhist culture on the high windswept valley of Khumbu with a climb of Kalapathar the highest spot of this adventure at 5,545m/18187 ft with an incredible panoramic view of Mount Everest at the closest with surrounding adjoin mountains. Trek to Everest base camp with wonderful service of Himalayan Smiles leads you to amazing picturesque high Khumbu valley inhabitant of Sherpa tribes a friendly people offering with warm hospitality in the comfort of nice and cozy lodges on a route of Everest Base Camp.
Everest base camp trekking begins from Lukla at 2,860m/9380 ft the door to many Everest route after a sweeping short 35 minutes flight landing at a thrilling airstrip in Lukla. The airport at present named after Everest legendary hero’s Tenzing & Hillary the first to conquer Everest on May 29th, 1953 AD. After getting organize with the baggage which will be carried by our strong Himalayan Smile porters and sometimes laden on Jhopkyo ( mix breed of Yak and normal cow) as Yak cannot survive below 3,000m/9840 ft, so the crossbred animals are used for carrying loads of trekkers and mountaineering expeditions.
Follow our expert local guide who will show you the wonders of Everest. The trek route leads towards Khumbu high valley as the altitude picks up following the Dudh Kosi and Imjatse Rivers up to its source fed from the glaciers of Khumbu. The walk is pleasant although a touch of high altitude on route Everest base camp trekking at above 4,500m/14760ft high as the journey lead past famous. Thyangboche Monastery with its famous old monastery steeped with over 500 years of history including super mountain scenery, as the elevation gains trek leads towards high Khumbu valley past the nice areas of Pangboche and Dingboche, reaching high mountainous area and glaciers as the walking approach at Everest Base Camp at 5346m/17534ft beneath South Face of Mt. Everest with views of amazing Khumbu icefalls and glaciers. After a grand moment reaching the highlight of the trip of Everest base camp trek , next adventure leads to the highest spot at Kalapathar hilltop 5,545m/18187ft, with marvelous views of Mt. Everest (8,848m / 29, 028ft) Lhotse (8,516 m-24,940 ft), Nuptse (7,855m-25,772 ft) and Mt. Makalu (8,463m/27758ft), Mt. Pumori (7,161m/23488ft), Tharmarsarku (6,623m/21723ft) with many other renown peaks and adjoining giant peaks including majestic Mt. Amadablam.
After a great time with a lifetime experience heading back to Lukla to conclude this fascinating Everest base camp trekking with utmost, impressive service and excellence review of Himalayan Smile Treks and wonderful cheerful guides and porters. A scenic flight brings you back to Kathmandu after a memorable adventure Everest base camp trek.
Everest base camp trekking itinerary can be customized according to your needs and length of stay in Nepal . The trekking route every day you will spent overnight at lodge. The base camp trek duration is 14 days the standard trek duration of EBC.
After arrival in Kathmandu International airport, meet our officer. He will assist you to transfer your hotel. At hotel our officer gives you orientation of the overall trip. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu.
Early morning transfer to Kathmandu airport domestic terminal to catch flight to Lukla (2810m/9216ft).The flight duration is approximately 45 minutes. Have a tea and coffee in Lukla. One hour rest at Lukla in mountain Lodge. Then your trekking starts from Lukla. The trail contour through the Sherpa village and yak pasture land. Have a lunch in Thado Koshi (2591m/8498ft) with stunning view of Kum Kangaru(6370m/20893ft). You will see the painted Mani wall in Ghat (chhuthawa) village. In the late afternoon you arrive to Phakding. O/n at mountain lodge.
Your trekking starts after breakfast at mountain lodge. You cross long suspension bridge over the Dhudh Koshi River which is originated from Khumbu glacier. Today you will enter the Sagarmatha National Park in Monjo village. You have lunch in Jorsale(2740m/8987ft).The trail goes ahead along the Dudhakoshi river. You cross anther suspension bridge in Larja Dobhan(2830m9282ft). From here the trail moves to steep staircase through pine forest. After half and hour steep walking you will see Mt Everest (8848m/29029ft). The trail ascends until Namche Bazaar through the alpine forest. You will be delightf to see Namche Bazaar. The Namche bazaar is getaway of the Everest base camp trekking. Enjoy staying two nights here. O/n at mountain lodge.
Rest day in Namche Bazaar is especially for acclimatization with altitude. During this day you can walk around Namche Bazaar. Here you can get many facilities such as bank, internet, Bakery and shopping. After the breakfast One and half hour steep walking to Syangboche(3880m12726ft). From Syangboche you can see Mt. Everest(8848m/29029ft), Lhotse(8516m/27932ft), Ama Dablam(6814m/22350ft), Thamserku(6618m/21707ft) and more mountains. Have a tea and coffee in Everest view hotel. The trail descends half and hour to the Khumjung village (3780m/12398ft), the village of Sherpas, the worldly renowned climbers. In Khumjung village you can visit Kumjung Hillary School and Kumjung Gompa. After lunch hike back to the Namche Bazaar. O/n at mountain lodge.
Today you can see very close up view of Thamserku (6618m/21707ft), Ama Dablam(6814m/22350ft). Also you can see Mount Everest (8848m/29029ft) and other world high mountains. On the way you can see Nepal national bird Pheasant and mountain animal called Himalayan Thar. The trail contour through the yak pasture land until Kyangjuma (3550m/11644ft). From Kyangjuma the trail goes to all the way down to the Dudha Koshi. After crossing long suspension bridge then the trail ascends through the pine trees. The magnificent view of Kangtega (6783m/22248ft) right side of the trail. Two and half hour walking you will arrive to Tengboche(3860m/12660). Tengboche is famous as the name of Tengboche Monastery. This monastery is open for visit after four o’clock in the afternoon. Visiting Tengboche Monastery is a exciting part of your journey. At evening you will be able to see exciting sunset on the top of the word and other high mountains. O/n at mountain lodge.
Form Tengboche trail move down towards Deboche(3820m/12530ft).After Deboche, the trail becomes very pleasant. You will feel very comfortable. Here you have chances to see Musk deer. It is very rare wild animal. After crossing iron bridge on your right side you can see the great view of Ama Dablam(6814m/22350ft). May be you can enjoy taking photos of yours backup with Ama Dablam. Then the trail moves gradually up to Pangboche(4010m/13152ft).Have a tea and coffee and few minute relaxation at Pangboche. Trek to Shomare (4110m/13480ft).Have a Lunch here. After the lunch you walk around two hour and arrive to Dingboche Village (4410m/14464ft). O/n at mountain lodge.
Today is the rest day at Dingboche. After the breakfast with light snack and small day bag you may hike to Chhukung village. The trail follows with river all the way to Chukung village. The river is originated from glacier lake Imja .On the way you see Yak Kharka with wide grassland area. The Chukung valley is surrounding by magnificent high mountains and Glacier Lakes. From this valley you can see Island Peak (6189m20300ft), Amphulapche(5663m/18574ft), Lhotse Shar(8382m/27492ft) and Lhotse(8516m/27932ft).Have a Lunch in Chukung Village. After lunch return to Dingboche. 7h walking. O/n at mountain lodge
Form Dingboche the trail climb up 20m above the village. From here you can see panoramic view of Khumbu Mountains including Mt, Makalu (8463m/27758ft). Tea break in Dughla(4620m/15153ft). After Dughla you ascend along with pebbly and sandy trail. After half and hour climb you arrive to Dughla Pass (4830m/15842ft). In Dughla pass you see monuments on the memory of Everest climbers who has lost their life while climbing Mt. Everest. From here trail goes gradually up to the Lobuche (4910m/16104ft). Evening sunset view of the Nuptse(7864m/25794ft). 5h hour walking. O/n at mountain lodge.
This morning you might feel chilly because temperature may go down -2 to 3 degree Celsius. In the beginning you walk along the flat trial through yak pasture trail (50 minutes). Then you have to walk in glacier. The trail is rough and icy in some part. And you arrive to Gorak Shep (5140m/16859ft). At this time the temperature is nearly 10 to 15 degree Celsius. You might feel fatigue. Have lunch and rest in Gorak Shep (5140m/16859ft).
After Lunch hike towards to the Everest base camp (5364m/17594ft). The trail is narrow and rocky so that we suggest trekkers to concentrate their mind in trail before stepping. The Everest base camp is moving up and down every year because Khumbu glacier is moving to the down. In Everest base camp you can’t spend your overnight because there is no facility of tea houses. Only people stay at night in camp who are climbing to Mt. Everest. Spend half an hour there take photos for your memory. Then return to Gorak Shep. O/n at mountain lodge
Early in the morning start climb to the Kalapatthar(5550m/18204ft). After nearly two and half hour climbing, you will reach on top of the Kalapatthar. There you get little bit strong wind. Kalapatthar is one of the prime points for the massive view of Mount Everest (8848m/29029ft). Enjoy the view of Mt. Everest and other towering mountains. After breakfast you will back to the Pheruche same route. 10 hour waling. O/n at mountain lodge.
You should pack up early in the morning. Then have a breakfast and hike down to Lukla airstrip. Take a flight to Kathmandu. The rest of your day is free in Kathmandu. In evening you can stroll around Thamel, the major tourist destination of Kathmandu. You can do some last minute shopping of souvenirs for your family and relatives. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
Today is your the last day in Nepal. Our officer will come to meet you at your hotel to escort you to Kathmandu International Airport for your flight home.
Everest base camp trekking package cost including two night hotel in Kathmandu at three star categories. We will arrange hotel in Kathmandu according to your interest. Please let us know. In our trekking package cost including 11 night / 12 days in AP Plan( including three meals). One experience mountain guide and Porter(one porter for two people). Air ticket KTM/LUK/KTM.
What is differences of Silver and Gold ?
The different between these two prices is only two services. In Gold price during trekking we provide you accommodation in tea house and all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner). But in Silver price the trekkers should pay by themselves the expenses of their meals and accommodation in tea house while you're in trekking days. But other services which are included in Gold price are also included in Silver price.
Accommodation during trekking
In Everest region we offer you accommodation in tea house (mountain lodge). A Tea House is the combination of guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. The rooms are spare with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Blankets are generally provided. Most bathrooms are shared and toilets can be either squat type of the western version. Most of the Tea Houses have running water facility. Many of them also avail hot water for shower. But you will by charge by hotel owner using hot water shower.
Meals during trekking
In Tea House trekking you will usually have breakfast and dinner in the lodge; lunch will between at one of the trail side restaurants. Every Tea House serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), as well as a variety of different food items, such as rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes and soup. Some have western food such as pizza, pasta and French fries. Soft drinks, snacks and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses and trail side restaurants.
Can I take shower in tea house ?
Most of the Tea Houses have running water facility. Many of them also available hot water for shower. The hot shower is bucket shower(not running hot shower) except Namche bazaar. Most bathrooms are shared and toilets can be either squat type of the western version.
I am vegetarian (my wife is not). Will you be able to accommodate my eating habits?
In tea House serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), as well as a variety of different food items, such as rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes and soup. In tea house your will get vegetarian food. Also we will recommend to eat Vegetarian food.
Also in tea house has western food such as pizza, pasta and French fries. Soft drinks, snacks and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses and trail side restaurants
How is the temperature of Everest base camp trek ?
In afternoon quite moderate in Autumn. The temperature is above the 4000 m approximately 15°C to 20 °C in good weather. In morning and evening approximately 0°C to 5 °C in good weather. For your kind information above the 4000 m the weather is frequently changeable and any time can fall snow in mountain. In Everest base camp the temperature is approximately -5°C to 15 °C but it is depend on whether
Physical fitness is an important in Trekking ? Should I do prior preparation to trek?
In fact you don't need to be a mountaineer with rippling muscles to enjoy trekking. If you are reasonably fit, have a spirit of mountain journey and like walking, you are always qualified for any trekking in Nepal. You do not need any previous experience. However we suggest you some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking before you embark on journey.
Re-charging Batteries of Electronic Items on the Trek
You can recharge your batteries with electricity or solar power sources. In Nepal 220 – 240 volt 50 MHZ (50 Cycles per Second) power is supplied. Just need to have a plug adapter in case of socket fitting, which you can buy in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. You might have to pay small amount fee/hour for recharging facilities.