Everest Base Camp Trek

Overview

The trek to Everest Base Camp is the most famous multi-day adventure hike in the world for a reason. Taking you into the heart of the Himalayas, the route winds its way up to 5,643m above sea level, offering you unparalleled views of the world’s highest mountain. Everest Lodge Trek is a lifetime journey to the Himalayas of Nepal.

Our lodge-based trek is perfectly paced as it leads us up to Kala Patar (18,365′), a hiker’s peak with sensational views of Everest’s Southwest Face, and to Everest Base Camp itself by way of the great Khumbu Glacier. Everest Lodge Trek is one of the classic and most popular treks for all adventure seekers, adventure lover who loves adventure to make life memorable.

It’s a journey through some of the most spectacular mountain views but also through a number of beautiful villages along the way. Trekking to Everest Base Camp takes anywhere from 12 to 22 days depending on your route and itinerary but also how well you acclimatize.

Everest View from Kala Patthar.
Close up Everest view from close to Kala Patthar (5550m) | Everest Base Camp Lodge Trek.

EVEREST BASE CAMP TREK DETAILS

Distance: 120 km round-trip from Lukla to Base Camp and back to Lukla (You will fly to Lukla from Kathmandu)
Days required: 15 days
Total Incline: (Undulation) – 6015 m/19 734 ft
Total Decline: (Undulation) – 5821 m/19 097 ft
The highest point on the trek: 5640 m/18 500 ft, this is actually at Kala Patthar, which you will hike to in the morning after reaching Everest Base Camp. This is where you get the best views of Mount Everest.
Difficulty: It’s hard for an average hiker but the altitude is definitely more difficult to manage than the distance with several rest days and acclimatization days.
Accommodation: Guest Houses, also known as Tea Houses along the way where you will sleep in a comfortable bed and have access to showers (extra charge) and restaurant facilities. Very comfortable accommodation and great after a long day of hiking.

▼ Highlights of Everest Lodge Trek

1. Exciting mountain flight to Lukla Tenzing Hillary airstrip.
2. Trekking through the river, valleys, forest, suspension bridges, Buddhist monasteries, and Sherpa villages.
3. Panoramic views of the world’s highest peak and other snowcapped peaks from Kala Pattar (5545 meters).
4. Standing at the base camp of Everest altitude of 5364 meters & explore a closed view of Khumbu Icefall.

▼ Best time to hike Everest Base Camp.

September to till mid-December is the best time to trek in Nepal, September, October, November is the major trekking season in Nepal usually clear day with absolutely breathtaking views of the snowcapped peaks. Similarly March, April, May is another perfect time for a trek to Everest Base Camp. The month of March, April and May in the Everest Base Camp covered by full of tents by Everest climbers. April May is the busy season for ascending Mount Everest.

Everest Base Camp Guide
Our Guide Ramesh with Brazilian Trekkers | Everest Base Camp Lodge Trek.

▼ ITINERARY OVERVIEW of Everest Lodge Trek:
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu.

zDay 02: Fly to Lukla 2800m. & trek to Phakding (2,10m.), 3-4h.
Day 03: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m.), 7-8h.
Day 04: Acclimatization day at Namche Bazaar.
Day 05: Namche to Tyangboche (3,860m), 6-7h.
Day 06: Tyangboche to Dingboche (4,410m), 7-8h.
Day 07: Acclimatization day at Dingboche.
Day 08: Dingboche to Lobuche (4,910m), 6-7h.
Day 09: Trek to Gorak Shep (5,140m), & hike to Everest Base Camp (5,364m), 7-8h.
Day 10: Early hike to Kala Patthar (5550m) & trek back to Pheriche (4,240m), 6-7h.
Day 11: Pheriche to Khyangjuma (3,550.), 6-7h.
Day 12: Khyangjuma to Manjo (2,835m.), 6-7h.
Day 13: Manjo to Lukla (2,835m.), 6-7h.
Day 14: Lukla to Kathmandu by 40-minute flight.
Day 15: Departure after Breakfast.

♂ Note: All itineraries can be customized at your request.

Cost: From 1750$ PP

▼ WHAT’S INCLUDED?

1. Arrival & Departure: Airport – Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop)

2. Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 2 nights hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast Basis- Twin Bedroom

4. Permit: All necessary paper works: Sagarmatha National Park permits, TIMS permit & conservation entry fee

5. Insurance: Insurance for all involved Nepalese staffs during

6. Trekking Map: Everest Region Trekking map

7. Member transportation: Air Transportation: (Domestic Flight) Fly from Kathmandu – Lukla & returning Lukla – Kathmandu, with Guide as per itinerary.

8. Stuffs Transportation: Necessary all equipment Transportation for all.

9. Member Luggage: Up to 15 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porters

10. Lodging & Food: Food 3 meals a day (BDL; including tea and coffee) Breakfast, lunch, and dinner from the guesthouses you are staying at. You could pick anything on the menu, which had western options or Nepali options. You can eat pancakes, Pasta, pizza, and burgers or you can go for the 24-hr Nepali Power Dal Bhat.

12. Porter: Porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter) during the trek

13. Staff Salary and allowance

14. Comprehensive Medical kit

 

▼ EXCLUDES

1. Air Fare: International flight fare (to/from Kathmandu) Personal transportation beyond the aforementioned programs

2. Nepal entry Visa fee

3. Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner in during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking than the scheduled itinerary)

4. Extra night in Kathmandu: Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

5. Rescue Evacuation: Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs.)

6.Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet, battery recharge, shower, Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages, Boiled, water, beer, coke, and Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Insurance, Personal Trekking Gears & Equipment.

7. $30 USD for extra porter per day (If extra porter demanded)

8. Tips: Tips for Guide, porters, and staffs (Avg. US 10$ per day)

Note: At times Trekkers have been delayed in Lukla awaiting return to KTM. During these times when Airplane cannot fly, Helicopter flight can be arranged (subject to their availability). The cost is approximately $400 paid by the trekker

Any other item not listed in “Price Includes” section

TOUR BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS

Minimum Group size: 2 Person, Maximum Group size: 20++

BOOKING A TRIP: A booking is confirmed only after receiving a copy of the passport and certain deposits from clients. Once the company receives the booking deposit a client will receive a confirmation invoice or email. From this stage, the booking agreement between the company and the customer will be applicable.

DEPOSIT REQUIREMENTS: Community Trek requests a minimum of 20% deposit of the total trip cost before making the confirmation. The remaining amount should pay before commerce the trip.

PAYMENT METHODS: Trip Confirmation Deposit can be made by Bank Transfer, Money Transfer Services.

Here is Booking Terms & Condition in details please read out before final trip booking…

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Gear list

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.

♂ You must bring the following items:
1. Hiking boots
2. Socks
3. Trekking trousers / pants
4. Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
5. Baselayer shirts
6. Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
7. Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
8. Waterproof jacket
9. Sunhat
10. Warm hat
11. Sunglasses
12. Thermal gloves
13. Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
14. Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
15. Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
16. Water bottles 1 L.
17. Antibacterial handwash
18. Small towel
19. Daypack, 25/30Litres
20. Trekking poles
21. Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
22. Warm jacket (down)*

♂ Basic First Aid Kit including:
A broad spectrum antibiotic, antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite) and Glucose tablets.

Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu.

 

FAQ's

♂ Health and Fitness Requirements

This trek requires that you walk on an average of six hours every day, excluding the rest days. You will be hiking uphill every day from the day you land in Lukla until the day you climb up to Kalapathar on Day 10 of the tour. The highest point of this tour is almost 18,000 feet above sea level. Naturally, this requires a certain degree of fitness. Everest Base Camp Trek is recommended only for people in good health and fitness with some experience of trekking behind them. There is no restriction of upper age on this tour; your fitness is what matters. Minors who wish to be part of this tour must be accompanied by an adult.

Most people in reasonably good health would be able to make this trek without any injuries or serious sickness/problems. Check with us if you have any questions about your ability to make this tour.

Due to the altitudes, we travel in, this tour may not be suitable for people with heart ailments, chronic problems related to lungs and those with high blood pressure related problems. If you have experienced serious altitude sickness in the past that required hospitalization, this tour is not recommended for you. This tour is also not suitable for people with thyroid-related problems. If you are in doubt, please check with your doctor before signing up on this tour.

♂ Weather.
We are doing this trek at the beginning of winter. The choice of the season has its advantages:
The peak hiking season is behind us, which means the trails are quieter and so are the villages where we will be staying.
The weather is clearer than any other season, making it great for photography. Expect wonderful light during sunsets and sunrise.
Temperatures dip to fairly low numbers during this season. Nighttime temperatures go below the freezing point, while there is still some chill in the air during the day. However, the tea-houses keep you comfortable during the night, and you will warm up as you keep walking during the day.

♂ Accommodation
Accommodation will be in a comfortable hotel Kathmandu.
Accommodation will be in tea-houses during the trek. Tea houses are guesthouses with permanent housing and bedding that can keep you comfortable. You will be provided with sleeping bags.

♂ What about Lukla Flight?
Because of bad weather, we could face problems with domestic flights to/from Lukla (Delayed or even cancelled). It is very rare, but it could happen even in the best trekking season. Thus, we always recommend you to add supplement night/s in Kathmandu after your trek if that is possible for you (just in case). Trekkers need to be prepared for all weather conditions. In the Himalayas weather can cancel or delay the scheduled flight(s) to/from Lukla airport. To be sure that you make your trek, or return from it, it may be necessary to make this flight by a chartered helicopter. Helicopters can operate in some weather that aircraft cannot. Should a helicopter be needed, it will be at the expense of the trekkers, and not something covered by Community Trek Please keep approximately USD 500 (one way) accessible in case this situation presents itself. This suggested amount is in addition to the emergency fund suggested below.

Hopefully, weather delays will not occur, or if they do it will be for a limited time. Should the delays stretch into days and neither helicopter nor flight are a viable option, a collective decision will be made by the group on how to proceed. This is especially true if the delays are prior to the trek, as the original trek may no longer be feasible. Your Guide will be there to help with this process.

Is there Drones allow? 
Please note that drones and the flying of drones are prohibited in Nepal. If you violate these regulations the police may take you into custody.

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Trip Facts

  •  Trip Duration:  15 Days
  •  Activities:  Trekking
  •  Country:  Nepal
  •  Group Size:  2-12 Pax
  •  Price:  From US $ 1750 PP
  •  Diffculty:  Challenging
  •  Best Season:  All round the year

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