Everest Base Camp Trekking

15 Days

Everest Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal.On many people’s bucket lists, this trek takes you to the heart of Sherpa culture and the base of the world’s tallest mountain.
The Basecamp trail, is a well trodden route through the mountains, passed glaciers and rivers and to the launching spot of Everest Summit expeditions.

Overview

On many people’s bucket lists, this trek takes you to the heart of Sherpa culture and the base of the world’s tallest mountain.

Everest is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. The Basecamp trail, is a well trodden route through the mountains, passed glaciers and rivers and to the launching spot of Everest Summit expeditions. The trails begins in the thick forests and soon reaches up to yak pastures and glacial valleys. At every turn you are greeted with epic view of the Himalayas. Enjoy the welcoming hospitality and culture of the Sherpa people along the way.

Trips Highlights

  • – Discover the intriguing culture of the Sherpa’s
  • – Stand at the foot of Mount Everest
  • – Summit Kala Pattar for breathtaking views of the world’s tallest mountains

Itinerary

Upon your arrival in Nepal, a member of our team will meet you at the Airport and transfer you to the Hotel. We have a meet and greet with the Guide/Trekking team for a trip briefing and gear check. We also treat you to a welcome dinner of Nepal’s Traditional dish Dal Bhart (Rice, Lentil Soup and lots of Yummy side dishes).

Today we do some last minute shopping and prepare for the trek. You can take some time to visit some of Kathmandu’s World Heritage Sites.
Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel (BB)
Meal Inclusions: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

We take an early morning flight to Lukla which is the gateway to the Everest Region. Here we meet our porters if you are hiring them. We walk on a trail that gradually descends to Cheplung village from where we get a glimpse of Mt. Khumbila, a sacred mountain which has never been climbed. From here, we gradually descend until Phakding. It is important today to take it easy to acclimatize.
Accommodation: Teahouse
Meal Inclusions: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Our trail passes through a pine forest and we continue our walk on the trail that goes north up the Benkar valley. We cross Dudh Koshi River and pass Chumoa and Monjo villages before reaching the entrance of the Everest National Park. Then after crossing a suspension bridge, we pass Jorsale village and walk alongside the Dudh Koshi and Bhote Koshi rivers. We ascend on a steep trail and reach Namche Bazaar which is probably the biggest town in the Everest region.
Accommodation: Teahouse
Meal Inclusions: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

We can tour Namche Bazaar which is the primary town of the Everest or Khumbu region and has government offices, ATMs, internet, cafes, shops, restaurants, and a colorful market. We can hike-up to Sagarmatha National Park and enjoy the sunrise over the Himalayas including Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kongde and so on. If we are interested in a day hike, we can trek to Khumjung village. Today we also visit the Hillary School and a monastery that houses a yeti scalp!
Accommodation: Teahouse
Meal Inclusions: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

The trek until Phunki is an easy walk. From here we ascend towards Tengboche village which houses the very famous Tengboche monastery which is the biggest monastery of the Everest region. It is located within the Sagarmatha National Park which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The monastery is blessed with panoramic views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam and Thamserku. The Tengboche Monastery opens at 3:00pm, so if we reach there by 3 o’clock we can observe a Buddhist religious ceremony.
Accommodation: Teahouse
Meal Inclusions: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Our trail descends and passes through lush forests of birch, confer and rhododendron trees. While trekking we can admire good views of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, and Ama Dablam. We walk downhill to Debuche and cross the Imja River to reach Pangboche. We choose the upper Pangboche trail and admire the Himalayan vista and the Pangboche Monastery. We continue our walk to the Imja Valley and Lobuche River before ascending to Dingboche. It is a picturesque village with beautiful barley, potato and buckwheat fields complete with grazing animals dotted along those fields.
Accommodation: Teahouse
Meal Inclusions: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

From Dingboche we can hike up to Imja for acclimatization. It’s a nice hike through Yak Pastures to the base of the Imja Peak.
Accommodation: Teahouse
Meal Inclusions: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Leaving Dingboche behind, we trek nice and easy to Duglha, a small river side village below the Duglha pass. Nice and slowly we ascend the steep pass to the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. The climb is strewn with boulders. At the top of the pass you will find memorial shrines marked with prayer flags which are a tribute to climbers who have lost their lives in Mt. Everest. The trail drops to the Glacier Moraine where we can see several great peaks including Khumbutse, Lingtren, Pumori and Mahalangur Himal. As we are crossing Khumbu Glacier we can also see Mt. Nuptse.
Accommodation: Teahouse
Meal Inclusions: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

A long day in the altitude as we head for Everest Base Camp. It’s a gentle ascend and descent, but first we have to climb up the Tuckla Pass. Everest Base camp is our final destination, from here you can see views of Nuptse and Pumori as well as the Ice Fall. Spend some time here taking photos and exploring before returning to Gorak Shep for the night,
Accommodation: Teahouse
Meal Inclusions: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

We wake up early for the walk up to Kala Patthar. It is dark outside with cold temperatures and most likely chilly winds. We walk on a fairly steep trail at a comfortable pace. As we are climbing up the hill we can see Lingtren, Khumbutse, and Changtse mountains. The view from the summit is outstanding. We can see the world’s tallest mountain Everest along with other mighty Himalayan peaks. After this, we have the option to carry on to Everest Base Camp if you did not get there the day before and then return to Pheriche. It’s a long day.
Accommodation: Teahouse
Meal Inclusions: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

A long undulating walk as we head back into the tree line of Juniper and Rhododendrons. Get our last views of the mountains before we reach Namche.
Accommodation: Teahouse
Meal Inclusions: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Follow the Dudh Koshi back to Namche. It’s mostly downhill. Chill out in Lukla.
Accommodation: Teahouse
Meal Inclusions: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Fly back to Kathmandu in the morning. A day to spend relaxing in Kathmandu, shopping, sightseeing or getting a massage.
Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
Meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Day 15 :
Departure

Today we say farewell and transfer from the hotel to the airport for your outbound flight.
Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast

Includes/Excludes

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick up on arrival and drop off after the trip
  • Trekking Guide and Porter
  • Food and accommodations (first day dinner to final day breakfast)
  • TIMS and Permit
  • All the transportation
  • Safe drinking water
  • Food, accommodations, salary, insurance and transportation for supporting staff

Cost Excludes

  • Cost Excludes
  • Visa fee to Nepal
  • Flight to and from Nepal
  • Domestic flights
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Dual suspension bike( 400 euro extra for the biking trip)
  • Beverage/soft drinks and mineral water in mountains
  • Travel, activity, medical and emergency evacuation insurance
  • Tipping for guides, porters and supporting staff

Frequently Asked Question

What is the risk of Altitude Sickness?

Our itinerary is set up to allow for acclimatization. As long as the riders take it steady, most people only suffer mild symptoms which are manageable.

How will my bike be transported?

Bikes are transported in our Twin Cab Bolero with a padded tail gate. Our drivers are all professional and caring when it comes to looking after bikes. When the bikes go on the mountain flights to places like Jomsom, the wheels are removed and the bikes padded and placed in the cargo hold.

What Happens if I get Sick?

If you get sick, you have options that include, returning to either Pokhara or Kathmandu with a member of our support team, staying and resting in place for a day or using a support vehicle to travel to next destination. It depends on severity of sickness and options available to the group at the time. For serious illness or accident, immediate Helicopter evacuation will be undertaken.

What level of training do the guides have?

All our guides hold the Government regulation trekking guide license as per the Law of Nepal. On top of this, as per our own company policy, Himalayan Single Track is the ONLY mountain bike company in Nepal to have international licensed mountain bike guides either through the MBLA Scheme or the MIAS Schemes. This is because to date Nepal Tourism sector does not have a safety regulation standard for mountain bike guides. On top of this all our guides have Valid wilderness first aid certification.

Is tipping expected in Nepal?

Tipping is not compulsory but it is expected and very much appreciated.

What sort of food is on offer in the guest houses?

Teahouses have a wide variety of simple and hearty foods like Momos, Chow Mein, Rice dishes, pasta, eggs, vegetables and curries as well as breakfast items, porridge, cereal, omelets and local breads.

Do you cater for Vegetarian’s/Vegans and Specials Diets?

Yes we do. Options are many in Nepal. Please inform us prior to the trip so we can make sure your dietary needs are properly looked after.

Should I take Diamox?

Taking Diamox (medication for altitude) is a personal choice, though it is a good if idea you are worried about the affects of altitude. It should be taken in advance of the trip. Please consult your Doctor before taking any medications.

What happens if my bike breaks?

Our guides will try their best to fix the bike. Where possible a replacement bike will be brought to you, though given the remote terrine of Nepal, this make take an extra day or so.

Do you take pictures of the trip?

Most of our guides will take photos of the trip for you. We also have specialized photographers/Videographers you can book for the trip if you need to. (Extra Charges Apply)

What if the mountain flights don’t go?

All mountain flights are weather dependent. If the flight does not go, you will get the option to drive on the same day or fly on the following day.

Do I need a sleeping bag?

In most cases a sleeping bag liner is sufficient. In the colder months its a good idea to bring one. Blankets will also be available at the teahouses. We will send you a packing list relevant to the trip with full details once you have booked.

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Everest Base Camp Trekking

Trip Facts

  • Jeep, Airplanes
  • Three star hotel and mountain lodges
  • 4067 meters
  • Kathmandu
  • Spring, Autumn
  • biking
  • All meal during the trek
  • English, Spanish, French, Chinese
  • Moderate
  • 2-12
  • 16
  • 65